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After more than 10 years open, Chili’s in Short Pump says adios

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Chili’s removed the signage from its former West Broad Street location. Photo by Michael Thompson.

Chili’s removed the signage from its former West Broad Street location. Photo by Michael Thompson.

The competitive Short Pump restaurant market has claimed a casualty.

The Chili’s at 11720 W. Broad St. closed Aug. 13. The franchise had been open for more than 10 years and was owned by the Northern Virginia-based restaurant group Chesapeake Bay Seafood House.

“We ended our lease and just made a business decision not to be there,” said Michael Hoffman, a director of operations at Chesapeake Bay Seafood House.

The restaurant opened in 2003. The property is under the same ownership as Short Pump Town Center mall. That group consists of QIC, Forest City Enterprises, and local developers Pruitt Associates. None of the firms could be reached for comment by phone.

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  • G W

    Poor guys, they had the best broccoli-cheddar soup. I went to one in Denver and quality of food had dropped a lot.

  • Robbie

    I’m surprised more restaurants aren’t going out of business. Their prices are high, beer and drinks out of sight. You have to pay state tax along with a county meals tax plus 18% tip. Hard for 2 people to spend 50 bucks for a burger, fries and a few beers.

  • winston hancock

    wayne G i iknow the feeling, realized i had met the love of my life there one night. i just looked across the table and realized i didn’t wnat to be with no one else. only time i ever went there but it changed my life

  • D Tribble

    I am really upset? Went there to eat the other night and thought I was in the Twilight Zone….it was like it disappeared!

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