The popular restaurant, CHI | Chinese and Sushi Bar, will soon be moving to a new location. They will be expanding their operation into the former McGrath’s Fish House building in the Bend River Promenade on Highway 97. A full remodel of the restaurant space is set to take place this spring, with the intention of opening by summer 2020.
Brokers Russell Huntamer, Peter May and Tom Standish have had a longstanding relationship with the Bend River Promenade as the listing brokers. Multiple tenants competed for the restaurant pad site, but the owners ultimately decided it was best to fill the space with a successful, locally owned restaurant. Once CHI’s owners set their sights on the Highway 97 location, the deal closed in a matter of two months.
CHI is a family-owned and operated business. The owners come from an entrepreneurial background after starting up and selling multiple other restaurants in Bend. CHI opened in 2015 in downtown Bend and has steadily grown over the years. Due to parking restrictions at this downtown location, it became necessary to relocate the business so it could continue to thrive.
The additional parking, the bigger space and the central location of the Bend River Promenade made the former McGrath’s Fish House the perfect site for their expansion. Russell Huntamer commented, “the owners of CHI were great to work with and are very motivated to continue growing their business.”