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CrockpotandGravel    4,336

Burger King has been on the lot at 1002 Westheimer in Montrose since 1997. It closed in January.

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From Swamplot:

A Swamplot reader sends photos of the now see-through drive-thru signage on the north side of Burger King’s former building at 1002 Westheimer, across the street from the Westmont Shopping Center home to Spec’s, Half Price Books, and a Mattress Firm. The restaurant abdicated earlier this week.

http://swamplot.com/burger-king-has-stepped-down-from-the-corner-of-montrose-and-lincoln/2018-01-25/

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CrockpotandGravel    4,336

Last week, someone left a comment on Swamplot that Shake Shack is replacing Burger King at 1002 Westheimer in Montrose. Today, Swamplot is reporting it's true.


From Swamplot:

Shake Shack has taken over the lease on the building Burger King left last month at the corner of Westheimer and Lincoln, a block west of Montrose. The fast-casual restaurant with 2 current Houston locations and one in the works signed off last week on at least a 15-year residency at 1002 Westheimer, next to Blacksmith

More: http://swamplot.com/shake-shack-will-be-taking-over-former-burger-king-drive-thru-on-westheimer-at-montrose/2018-02-16/

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j_cuevas713    1,251

This is really great news for the area. I feel the Shake Shack will be very pedestrian friendly. I always hated driving out of that Burger King and feeling like I was about to hit someone. Now I hope Smoothie King takes notes down the street. They have really let that place go. 

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IronTiger    805
3 hours ago, j_cuevas713 said:

This is really great news for the area. I feel the Shake Shack will be very pedestrian friendly. I always hated driving out of that Burger King and feeling like I was about to hit someone. Now I hope Smoothie King takes notes down the street. They have really let that place go. 

If they're taking over the lease and not completely demolishing it that means that the building and layout will be more or less the same. I could see them eliminating the drive-through though.

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dbigtex56    302

Noticed today that chain-link fence is now surrounding the property. 
No changes on the building itself are visible, but at least  it's no longer a place for people to sleep or congregate.
An aside: before Burger King took over the lot, a 1920's stucco Mission style gas station stood there. It had been converted and operated as Dorsey's Auto Glass for many years.

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dbigtex56    302

Per Swamplot, demolition permit for this property was released yesterday.

 

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trymahjong    231

I saw Danny Meyers interview on 60minutes. His  higher menu prices and “ no tipping “ policies, that had hopes of benefitting his front staff and line cooks, appRently have hit a few snags—-Forbes had an article about it in January.

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mollusk    1,678

Years ago, Spec of Spec's opened a restaurant with higher prices and no tipping - complete with table tents telling the customers that he considered paying his employees to be his responsibility, not theirs.  It didn't last very long... then again, this was also long before Midtown was a thing.

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