Chili Baby restaurant up for sale

The Asian fusion restaurant Chili Baby at 2242 NW Market St has quietly shuttered their doors and is now for sale.

My Ballard reader Kathleen Drozdowski lives nearby and said she noticed that they haven’t been open for weeks, so she did some digging and found this commercial brokers listing.

According to the listing, the restaurant went on the market back in July, with a listing price of $225,000. Chili Baby has a current lease in that space through 2019 with five-year option; rent costs $4,106 per month.

You might remember the previous tenants in that space — Savour, the specialty food store and cafe, was open for about four years (closed in 2014). Before Savour, Best Regards cards and stationary shop was there for 16 years, until they closed in 2009.

No word yet from the owners about the closing — we’ll update if we get any new information.

 


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Bino
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Bino

That space is cursed.
You forgot to mention the juicebar “Hummingbird” that was there between Savour and the Thai place.

I worked at that juicebar, and it was a ghost town.
For being such a perfect location, nobody wants to walk inside for whatever reason.

Once
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Once

Thank you.

HenryVIII
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HenryVIII

I’m pretty sure there is an episode of Scooby Doo that proves all cursed businesses are really just a scam run by one partner against another to find lost treasure.

Bino
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Bino

That space is cursed.
You forgot to mention the juicebar “Hummingbird” that was there between Savour and the Thai place.

I worked at that juicebar, and it was a ghost town.
For being such a perfect location, nobody wants to walk inside for whatever reason.

Twice
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Twice

Thank you.

Have a heart
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Have a heart

As long as it is vacant, they should allow homeless people to sleep in there. In fact, they should be allowed to live there 24/7. Better than a tent on the sidewalk.

Stop Trolling, You A-Holes
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Stop Trolling, You A-Holes

Can we just have one post that doesn’t immediately become a snarky conversation about homelessness?

Have a heart
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Have a heart

I’m trying to offer creative solutions to a human crisis and this is what I get? Thanks.

guest Guest
Guest
guest Guest

Any vacant rooms at your place? They should be allowed there also

Have a heart
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Have a heart

They are allowed here. I have a homeless man and his emotional support animal living in what used to be my backyard work studio. So eat it.

Different Guest
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Different Guest

You and your dog living in what used to be your parents backyard work studio, doesn’t count.

Hannibal
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Hannibal

We do not condone the eating of homeless, nor their emotional support animals.

Openminded = Empty Headed
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Openminded = Empty Headed

That homeless man is your emotional support animal. Hope you ran a background check before endangering your neighbors.

everjava
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everjava

You have pretty much no concept of reality, do you?

username
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username

Darn that place had great food.

broham
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broham

It’s strange how some locations just have a constant turnover.

briarrose
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briarrose

It’s also strange they might think it is worth in excess of 200K.

JoMama
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JoMama

This place has the same curse as the former Mazatlan in Wallingford…

Too Much Asian Food
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Too Much Asian Food

Yep

John
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John

Wasn’t this also the Jjhanjay location ? So much turnover, I’m confused.

Paintking
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Paintking

No matter what the hell it is being sold there, it means they have to move a lot of them to make rent.This’ll soon become another hip and trendy expensive place. Basic math here. If anything is “cursed” it’s Safeco Field.

Jorgebob
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Jorgebob

I tried that place well after they had opened and they still didn’t have their Boba recipe finalized. Some of the food looked interesting but it seemed to be anther Asian “Fusion” spot that was too much of a mash-up. Sustaining a food biz in Ballard requires a lot in sales (as we all know) to make rent and I’m sure that killed them.

everjava
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everjava

People always dream of opening a restaurant….until they do.