The Sloop Tavern property sells for $2.5 million

The property that’s home to the historic Sloop Tavern has just sold along with the former King Smoke Shop building next door.

The buyer is 28 Market LLC, according to the Seattle DJC, and is associated with the Horn family, a local investor.

The Sloop Tavern has been a staple in Ballard since 1953. Owner Patrick Files told My Ballard in December that he had hoped someone would buy the property and agree to keep the Sloop as-is, but it’s not yet clear what will happen to the 69-year-old bar.

No development plans have yet been filed; we’ll update you if anything changes.