Rice Village La Madeleine Will Shut Down Sunday for Shake Shack-ification

Shake Shack planned at 6205 Kirby Dr, Rice Village, Houston, 77005

Rice Village, Houston, 77005The 26th will be the last day of business for the La Madeleine on Kirby Dr. at Amherst St., a rep for the Rice Village District says this afternoon. After that the space’ll get a significant makeover, part of the ongoing de-suburbanization of the 1990s Village Arcade buildings. Changes planned for the space appear to include a total blackout of the corner’s pediments, a gutting of the existing canopy level (paired with a boxy see-through enclosure of that area) and a hip-high hashtag-biscuitpaintwall-style landscaping feature (replacing the existing hedge as Amherst’s walkable zone gets widened). The company says the burger place should be ready to open sometime around November.

Images: Rice Village District (rendering), Swamplot inbox (photo)

Kirby Corner Shake-Up

8 Comment

  • Shake Shack Attack. French Bakery turns French Fry. La Mad goes Fad. 6 month gap next to Gap.

  • They have chosen the grid-lockiest locations in town. Lower Kirby is a nightmare.

  • November opening? It takes 6 months of get-ready to open a burger joint?

  • Barely passable French food removed for over priced marginally good burgers and shakes.

    P.S.: They’ll charge you to park also!

  • Shake shack is overrated. We have way better burgers around.

  • Shake Shack, Hopdoddy, and Yoyo’s in the same block?! Rice Village will turn into the Bermuda triangle of missing arteries.

  • The landlord is going to feel silly for forcing out good tenants when one or more of these burger places folds. La Madeline is a better fit for the neighborhood demographics of Southampton and West U.

  • Well, crap. Now I have to go all the way to Meyerland for a potato galette.