Community supports Chan's

Getting egged last week by teenagers has apparently led to increased sales of egg drop soup at a local Chinese eatery.
Marie Havenga
May 14, 2012

Bob Chan, manager of Chan's restaurant in Spring Lake, said he's seen a 25-30 percent increase in business since the May 2 incident.

Chan said he is overwhelmed by the support the local community has expressed.

“They condemn what the kids did to us,” he said. “People are stopping by to eat and some have even sent post cards. It's just been overwhelming. Some of the people I don't even know — they heard about the story and they said they want to support us so they show up and eat. We've had a lot of people who have never been to Chan's.”

Chan said the phone has also been ringing off the hook — but there have been no racial slurs on the other end.

“I have had a tremendous number of phone calls from people in the local community,” he continued. “They want us to be here. They want us to continue to be here. The people are really, really supportive.”

Two teenage boys threw eggs at the restaurant on May 2 and one admitted to making a series of racially derogatory phone calls during the past several months.

Shortly after 4 p.m. that day, a passing motorist called police to report two teenagers throwing eggs at the restaurant. Officers of the Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Department apprehended two juveniles — a 15-year-old from the 2900 block of Sternberg Road in Muskegon and a 16-year-old who resides in the 18000 block of Trillium Drive in Spring Lake Township.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.



Bob Chan in my opinion has the finest Chinese restaurant on this side of the State of Michigan. The two teenagers who egged his place should have to do time in jail. Community service in my opinion is not a severe enough punishment. That's nothing more than a slap on the hands. I think by them sitting in a 6 x 10 foot jail cell for 30 days should do the trick so they will think twice about doing something like that ever again. The experience alone will last in their memories for a lifetime.


community service doesnt have to be easy. jail is stupid, wrecks minors, changes their minds


You are over reacting. That is just stupid. All they did was egg the building. Your acting like they killed someone. Its not a big deal. Give them community service and drop it.

No One Special

Atomic're a bird brain.


@ No One Special, I have not laughed this much at 6 words in a long time....awesome. M-Vill and Nuge you're right on! We are talking eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeegggs! Bob has a great place and quality food and contributes to society. No one has a problem with Bob. Has anyone ever thrown snowballs at cars when they were kids or soaped a window during holloween, or rang a door bell and ran like hell when you were a kid? What if we had the internet or blogging back then. Would it be appropriate to accuse you of ethnic intimadation, smear your name with threats of jail time, or have a pole run as to what to do with you by the local paper? Lets remember what Mom did when she found out what her kid did....anyone? She drag his butt right down to Bob's and made him clean it up.(its called parenting...regardless of her inability to stop her child from doing it in the first place, for you aggitators) Do you think she made this child a batch of cookies when they got home? Let time heal and parents get better a being parents. Case close...can we move on now please?

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