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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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