The new Italian restaurant that took over the former Hi-Life space in the old firehouse on Market Street abruptly closed their doors today.
Hi-Life, owned by Chow Foods, was rebranded in October to become Valentinetti’s.
“We are sorry to announce the closure of Valentinetti’s effective immediately,” their website reads. The message continues:
“The Seattle restaurant market is in a rapidly ever changing state of flux and in conceptualizing Valentinetti’s, we clearly mis-read what the dining public is seeking. Thanks to the many of you that supported us at the Hi-Life for 15 years and for those that made their way through the front doors at Valentinetti’s in our remarkably short run.”
They say if you have a gift card for the restaurant, those may be redeemed at any other Chow Foods restaurant, including TNT Taqueria, 5-Spot, Endolyne Joe’s, Brewers Row, and Cooks Tavern.
No word yet on what will happen to the staff or the space — we’ll post an update when we learn more.
Thanks to Heather for the tip!