Chappy's Cajun restaurant closed, seized by state - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Chappy's Cajun restaurant closed, seized by state

Posted: Updated:
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A Nashville Cajun restaurant is currently closed for business with a sign hanging on the front door indicating taxes have not been paid.

The sign posted on the front door says "seized for non-payment of Tennessee state taxes."

The business's owner, John "Chappy" Chapman, made headlines earlier this year for an appearance on the reality show Kitchen Nightmares

The show aired battles with Chef Gordon Ramsay.

In one scene, Chapman appeared to bash Nashvillians who didn't enjoy his food. However, Ramsay said it wasn't Nashvillians but Chappy's food that was the problem.

It's unclear if the restaurant was closed permanently, but Chapman posted on Facebook:

"I love Nashville. Nashville's been great to us, and we love all our customers!" he stated. "This is a very sad day since we have worked so hard. We shouldn't have done Kitchen Nightmares. We have spent several months struggling to come out of a negative situation. Plans are forthcoming right now, and in the meantime we are taking a break and spending time with family. Thank you."

The downtown restaurant opened in 2006.

Chapman moved his restaurant to Nashville after his original location on the Gulf Coast was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost ReadMore>>

  • Investigators reopen cold case murder of a teen

    Investigators reopen cold case murder of a teen

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:54:06 GMT
    In 1974, 15-year-old Mary Ann Farve was kidnapped from Bay St. Louis. Her body was found nine months later, but her killer still remains free, and her family has never received justice.More >>
    Hancock County Investigators are re-opening a 40-year-old capital murder case. In 1974, 15-year-old Mary Ann Farve was kidnapped from Bay St. Louis. Her body was found nine months later, but her killer still remains free, and her family has never received justice.More >>
  • Man arrested for killing "nagging" wife

    Man arrested for killing "nagging" wife

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:17:23 GMT
    Wisconsin police say a 76-year-old man killed his wife and then tried to kill himself. He claims his wife was "nagging" him.More >>
    Wisconsin police say a 76-year-old man killed his wife and then tried to kill himself. He claims his wife was "nagging" him.More >>
  • Miss. officers rescue woman, granddaughter from lake

    Miss. officers rescue woman, granddaughter from lake

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:07:18 GMT
    (WMC-TV) – Two Olive Branch police officers are considered heroes Friday morning after jumping into a lake to save a woman and her 7-year-old granddaughter from their sinking van. Those officers took theirMore >>
    Two Olive Branch police officers are considered heroes Friday morning after jumping into a lake to save a woman and her 7-year-old granddaughter from their sinking van.More >>
Powered by WorldNow