The final restaurateurs, Jorge and Andrea Estrada, opted not to renew their lease in 2018. Then-property manager Judi Hickman told The Columbian that the building hadn’t been successful as a restaurant for 15 years, and that the property’s location — near Mill Plain Boulevard, but not quite in the corridor — had contributed to its financial difficulties.
The unusual building dates to 1950, according to the Clark County assessor’s office. The second-floor apartment was damaged in a fire in March 2017, although flames did not spread to the restaurant below.
When the restaurant closed the following year, Hickman told The Columbian that the company that owned the property was weighing whether to try to find a new restaurant tenant or pursue a conversion to office space. The building’s second floor had already been converted to an office at that point, according to The Columbian story.
That initial office conversion plan never materialized — Google Street View imagery from 2019 shows the empty building with the restaurant amenities still in place and a For Sale sign out front.