The Paleo-inspired restaurant on Ballard Ave, Carnivore, has announced it is now closed permanently.
Carnivore, located at 5313 Ballard Ave NW, closed for a short time in August/September for a food and drink menu overhaul, but the reopening was short-lived. The owners put a sign on the door over the holidays to let customers know about their closure.
“It is with a heavy heart that we must close Carnivore,” the note reads. “This restaurant’s purpose was to create awareness of how our corporately manipulated food supply, with GMO produce and CAFO factory meat, has caused great harm to our health and the planet. The most important decision each of us makes every day is what we put in our mouth.”
Executive Chef Michelle Pegues tells My Ballard that the neighborhood isn’t what it was when the restaurant first opened.
“Ballard Ave is changing,” she says, saying that the rise in homelessness and presence of drugs and trash in the area, “makes it difficult at our price point to attract new customers.”
The restaurant has been open for a few years — before that, it was the home of Fresh Flours bakery.
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