This many closures usually don’t happen until after the New Year, so I’m getting a bit worried. The latest news from The Oregonian, is that Hash Restaurant on SE 17th in Sellwood has closed. This, not long after they sold a large amount of Living Social coupons, which has some people up-in-arms. Though the restaurant was always busy on my visits, they were only open for breakfast and brunch, and just had about eight tables and a small bar area. I doubt it was a cash cow, but for the record, I liked Hash.
If you are going to buy Groupons, Living Social Coupons, for other restaurants use them quickly! In my experience, restaurants with a strong financial base do not need to stoop to the coupon hordes. Yes, you can get your money back, but it can be a hassle, and many people don’t bother.
Maybe Willamette Week will finally get to use their “Restaurantageddon” headline.