Snacks! Ballard’s Bodega, which opened a year ago on Ballard Avenue by entrepreneur Dante Rivera of Dante’s Inferno Dogs, is now closed.
Rivera tells us that the building was being sold and the new owner agreed to extend the lease for the shop. That sale didn’t go through. Rivera says the current building owner gave him two options: keep Snacks! open month to month with a 70-percent rent hike or vacate.
Rivera is deciding what to do next. “I may just go online? Neighborhood delivery? I don’t know.”