Here’s a photo of the new construction underway on the now-barrel-bereft lot at 1601 Richmond, future home of drive-thru Vietnamese sandwich shop Oui Banh Mi. The new structure, shown above from Mandell, is currently shrouded in housewrap. (The historical photo of Lucky Burger is taken from the Richmond side.)
The Lucky Burger barrel, which stood on the corner for more than 40 years, was demolished on Halloween under the cover of citywide flood warnings.
Elevation drawings of a lower slung Oui Banh Mi were posted to the restaurant’s Instagram account earlier this year, showing a building that included a distinct echo of the barrel — or, at least, suggested a chic reimagining of the barrel concept. But those images appeared prior to the demolition of the former Lucky Burger building; the new structure appears to be significantly taller than the one shown in the renderings.
Oui Banh Mi anticipates a December 2015 opening.
- Previously on Swamplot: Drive-Thru Banh Mi Spot Will Open in Former Lucky Burger on Richmond Before the End of the Year, Just Say ‘Oui’ to Drive-Thru Banh Mi at the Former Lucky Burger Spot, Lucky Burger Floats On, Luck, Lease Run Out for Lucky Burger; Montrose Fast Food Joint Closing Soon,