Ballard, say goodbye to Chase Lounge, which under other circumstances might have become a go-to nautical-themed neighborhood seafood-and-arcade spot. Instead, the young restaurant opened in April by Rob Milliron has now closed due to money and health troubles, apparently. According to a post on Facebook, the business faced "some investment shortfalls and health concerns with an ownership member":
Chase Lounge didn't get much professional feedback in its short run, as most publications wait until at least three months have passed before filing a formal review. The restaurant took it on the chin in a very early review from Seattle Weekly, though (everything was "awkward and slightly off" and a full menu revamp was recommended) and had an average of 3.5 stars on Yelp. An inauspicious start, to say the least.
Eater reached out over the weekend to confirm the shutter; Kevin Bartlett, who came on from Taylor Shellfish to curate Chase's oyster selection, responded, "It is sadly true. We had some issues that we would prefer remain with in the ownership circle." Bartlett did not respond to a request for further comment, though a tipster suggested that you may come across Bartlett selling chowder at farmers markets.