Chloe Bistrot (3515 NE 45th Street), which opened in June of 2010, closed recently.
It was owned by Laurent Gabrel, who also owns Voila! French Bistrot and La Cote Creperie in Madison Park.
Gabrel had completely remodeled the space from the previous restaurant, Enotria, which was there about a year and closed in February of 2010.
And before that the popular Union Bay Café was in the space for many years until it closed in June of 2007.
The 2,300 square foot restaurant was up for sale for $129,000 for several months around September of this year and was listed in BizBuySell, Business Week and LoopNet, advertising it as sub-lease with "low, low, low rent." and "great potential for growing much much more $$$s "
A frequent diner at Chloe told the Blog Staff that the restaurant broke its lease which was supposed to go until 2020 because the restaurant was "going belly-up."
He added that he had heard that the landlord does not want another restaurant in that space.
He also added that he believes that Epic Barber, next door, will be expanding into the back area of the former restaurant, where the chef office used to be.
There are two signs on the space - one a "For Rent" sign giving a phone number, and the other listing the details of various spaces available in the building.