Bandito’s Burritos, a downtown Bellingham restaurant founded in1995, closed over the weekend.
Owner Kristi Christianson left a note on the front door saying the business had a tough year financially, and with the death last week of one of her employees, decided that now was the time. The business was at 120 W. Holly St., near the Cornwall Avenue intersection.
“Being a part of the downtown community has been such a wonderful part of my life. I will miss all of my regular customers and regret not being able to say goodbye to all of you,” Christianson wrote in the note.
Christianson started working at Bandito’s at age 19, then took over ownership of Bandito’s at age 27 in December 2009.
According to the note on the door, Christianson plans to continue selling her salsa. For details and updates, visit banditosburritos.com. Also, everything at the restaurant is currently for sale.