Champion House restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor closes abruptly
Lizzy Alfs | AnnArbor.com
The business closed without notifying its landlord. Local developer Ed Shaffran of the Shaffran Companies — who owns the Pretzel Bell Building on the corner of Fourth Avenue and East Liberty Street — said in an email that "all indications are they have abandoned the space.”
“We have tried to contact them. What food, liquor, pots and pans they had [and] used are gone,” Shraffran said.
He said the owner, Hai Pham, indicated that the restaurant was doing “OK” and then stopped communicating a few days later.
Pham did not respond to multiple calls.
Now, Shaffran said he is taking the necessary legal steps to reclaim the space and there has been a preliminary cleaning to remove the remaining food from the coolers and freezers.
He has also begun marketing the approximately 4,000-square-foot space.