On October 9th, the 23-year-old Lombardi’s restaurant on Market Street will close its doors for good.
The news was announced today on the restaurant’s blog. Owner Diane Symms says that her daughter will take over the restaurant business, keeping the two other Lombardi’s locations, in Issaquah and Everett, open, but the Ballard location will close.
From the blog:
Symms made the decision to close the Ballard Lombardi’s after being approached by another local entrepreneur. She can’t reveal much about the transaction but said the new owner has deep roots in the Seattle restaurant community. The new restaurant will be a “gastro pub” and expects to be open in early December. Details on the new restaurant will be announced by its owner in the coming weeks.
Before closing in Ballard, restaurant-goers can enjoy the “infamous” Lombardi’s Garlic Festival with garlic creations from appetizers to ice cream. On September 25th, there will be a special musical performance by the Voices of Seattle, a local Jazz/R&B group.