147 East Houston

‘Il Mattone’ is Opening a Lower East Side Pizzeria

Posted April 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

From falafel to pizza to burgers, and back to pizza again. Such is the trajectory of retail life at 147 East Houston. You may have noticed the complete transformation of the commercial storefront at Eldridge and East Houston. This particular space has been on and off the market several times in recent years. Even while […]

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Sunshine Cinema Developers Secure $67M Loan, Demolition Imminent

Posted April 3, 2019 at 5:09 am

The Landmark Sunshine Cinema closed forever just over a year ago. Since then, the historic building has pretty much been left for dead. A popular choice as public toilet and graffiti target alike. Plans for its redevelopment into a 65,000 square-foot boutique office building seemed to stall almost immediately. Demolition had been pegged for spring […]

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‘Sunshine Cinema’ Office Building Replacement Begins Marketing Push with New Renderings

Posted November 15, 2018 at 5:06 am

The reincarnation of the former Sunshine Cinema takes a new leap forward this week. East End Capital and K Property Group purchased the Lower East Side theater last year for $31.5 million and are redeveloping the property into a 65,000 square-foot commercial tower. For the moment, it’s still standing, yet remains a magnet for feces and […]

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‘Lucky’s Famous Burgers’ Closes After 8 Years on East Houston

Posted June 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

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 […]

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Retail Condo Housing Lucky’s Famous Burgers and Rumpus Room Sells for $5.75M

Posted November 17, 2015 at 5:18 am

For the first time in recent memory, the corner storefront at 147 East Houston is no longer a check-cashing depot. The store closed over the summer. Its identity changed over the years, yet the core business remained; the last update was in 2010 to a Pay-O-Matic outpost. Fast forward to current. Pay-O-Matic is no longer in […]

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

Last modified July 10, 2014 at 4:20 pm

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 […]

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Lucky’s Famous Burgers Wants You to Properly Pronounce ‘Houston’

Posted March 21, 2014 at 9:32 am

Looks like Lucky’s Famous Burgers finally found an artist to help sell burgers at 147 East Houston (i.e. “Houstanize” the premises). Sometime within the last week, the grease pit unveiled a mini mural on its exterior that essentially acts as a linguistics lesson for those uninitiated city folk. The message is somewhat passive aggressive, ensuring […]

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Lucky’s Famous Burgers Looking for Artist to “Houstanize” Interior

Posted December 20, 2012 at 6:17 am

Lucky’s Famous Burgers at 147 East Houston is hopping on the bandwagon to tap into the vibrant street art vibe of the Lower East Side.

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Lucky’s Famous Burgers Draws Trash Ire

Posted February 28, 2011 at 6:09 am

Another week, another storefront addition to the forthcoming Lucky’s Famous Burgers at 147 East Houston.

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