BBQ joint Kickin’ Boot has shut its doors after a five-year run in Ballard.
“Unfortunately, due to many obstacles, the time has come to make the difficult decision,” explains a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page. “This closure is strictly due to the financial hardship we have endured.”
Truth be told, Kickin’ Boot’s location — down from the action on Ballard Ave. on 22nd — was off the beaten path for walk-in traffic. The owners, Zak Melang and Nathan Opper, also own Matador and Ballard Annex, which are sticking around.
“We are sorry that this news comes as a surprise, but we are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported us over the years and for the community we have been fortunate enough to serve here in Ballard,” they write. “Thank you once again for your continued support and we hope to see you around the neighborhood.”
They say the “Whiskey Wednesday tradition” will continue at The Grog (located behind Ballard Annex) every Wednesday from 4 p.m. until close.