GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Two local restaurant owners say they're out of business after being unlawfully shut down by a Grand Rapids police officer. The owners of Chili Willi's at Eastern and Burton say in late August the officer showed up and accused them of operating an illegal business despite evidence to the contrary, and now they want answers.
"It is amazing how things can come to an end just like that overnight," said Anthony Mills looking through the window of the now vacant building in the 2000 block of Eastern. "I had a lot of dreams for the place. You know it is just a little hot dog stand but we were at the time trying to look at another place to open another one. The name was catching on."