WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) – A federal judge has ruled in favor of the City of Wyoming Thursday, finding the city did provide the repair or demolish notices to the owners of a vacant Chinese restaurant by mail.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, the owners of the former Abacus Chinese Restaurant thought the City of Wyoming may have been too quick to tear down the vacant building.
In March of 2011, the owners Ming and Judy Yang closed the business and put the building up for sale.
The judge ruled the city did provide notice to the owners, but the first attempt did go to the wrong address. Further notices were sent to the right address and the Yangs did not respond.
When the city didn’t receive a response, they went ahead and tore the vacant restaurant down. Then the city sent the owners a $22,500 bill for the cost of the demolition. The bill was sent to the right address, but was 150 percent the cost of the demolition.