‘Lucky’s Famous Burgers’ Closes After 8 Years on East Houston
Cue the unlucky Lucky jokes.
Lucky’s Famous Burgers just closed up shop on East Houston, capping an eight-year run. Signs in the window alert customers to the shutter while thanking for the patronage.
This turn of events isn’t a complete shock. The Lucky’s space has been on the endangered list for the better part of the last year. Signs of potential demise appeared last fall with the placement of a leasing sign on the front of 147 East Houston. It soon disappeared. Now, a steady stream of listings are also appearing on Craigslist.
Eastern Consolidated is currently pimping the 3,800 square-foot space (with basement) for $14,580 per month. Broker-babble confirms that new tenants are sought for immediate possession.
In retrospect, it’s the second time in as many years that the fast food joint has been pitched as such. (It was also on the market back in 2014.) The corner commercial condo, which also comprises the Rumpus Room nightclub, sold back in 2015 for $5.75 million. At the time, it was noted in the press that the new landlord sought banks, restaurants, and fashion boutiques for both the burger joint and the old Pay-O-Matic spot.
Here is the same corner in July 2008, when the space was a Chickpea:
And then again in 2009, with the Mario-infringing pizza joint: