Lucky’s Famous Burgers May Soon Close; Empanada Mama Rumored as Replacement

Posted on: July 9th, 2014 at 9:33 am by
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We’ve been hearing lots of chatter that Lucky’s Famous Burgers may soon throw in the towelette, as it were. Earlier real estate listings for 147 East Houston via Massey Knakal had all but telegraphed this.

Apparently the owner is looking to move the burger joint to midtown, closer to his other two locations, and look to expand the business. But nothing is set in stone just yet.

And who to replace Lucky’s Famous Burgers but another endangered eatery. Indeed, a source tells us the likely suitor for East Houston is Empanada Mama.

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Empanada Mama, August 2012

Regarding the possible Empanada Mama replacement, it’s reportedly being discussed but nothing is final. It would make sense, though, if the deal happens, since its current home a couple blocks east will soon be razed in the name of more development.

Bonus photo of East Houston when Chickpea first opened, July 2008:

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When Chickpea was at 147 East Houston, 2008

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