Fire-damaged Golden Chef restaurant demolished
The former Golden Chef, a fire-damaged restaurant in Ann Arbor's Maple Village Shopping Plaza, was demolished mid-afternoon Monday.
According to city records, the building permit to demolish the restaurant was issued March 1, nine days after the permit was first approved.
The restaurant has been vacant since it was damaged in a 2008 fire, after which owners failed to renovate the building to city-issued parameters.
It's unclear whether the permit was pursued by the city or the owners. The city of Ann Arbor's Planning and Development Department could not immediately be reached for comment.