We confirmed that the merchant has in fact closed. Anyone who has an outstanding Groupon voucher can contact us at www.groupon.com/support for a return.
Also, I would take issue with the first commenter. More than 500,000 merchants have featured deals on Groupon, including Seattle-based Starbucks. Plus, our re-feature rate with merchants is more than 50 percent.
We saw this question in the Forums the other day, from “Schellsburg”:
So, is Chabela’s closed? Their door has been locked for at least a week, and their phone number goes ring…ring…ring. The menus are still taped to their windows, and there’s no visible indication on the storefront what might be going on. Would be a pity, as we enjoyed the food the few times we’d been there…
And Frankie’s response:
Kind of looks like it. Right after I got a Groupon. So I’m out ten bucks. Discovered this on Thursday last week.
I’ve been phoning the restaurant every day for the past few days and haven’t been able to reach anyone. Plus, it’s been dark inside for over a week now.
Personally, my family and I ate there in early May and were pretty underwhelmed with the food and the service, though I know there were several readers (including Schellsburg above) who posted far better experiences there. Either way, I hate to see another business in the neighborhood that’s gone dark.