The 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.
- Previously on Swamplot: Leafy Galleria Shake Shack Spot To Open Next Friday, Serve Other Houston Restaurants’ Food; Before-ish and After Views of the Rice Village Design Overhaul Now Underway on University Blvd.; Shake Shack Will Take Over La Madeleine’s Rice Village Space
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