Milk Burger Readies Second Location on LES

Posted on: January 31st, 2022 at 5:01 am by

The halo of restaurant row on Clinton Street is expanding outward. Around the corner onto East Houston with a burger joint from the Bronx.

Milk Burger, which debuted in Spanish Harlem over ten years ago and later relocated to the Bronx, is currently poised to open a sister location a few steps eastward from Clinton Street Baking.

From the start, Milk Burger was compared to Shake Shack, boasting similar vibes and quality. With this Lower East Side iteration at 321 East Houston, ownership hopes to secure a full liquor license. Most probably due to the overall size of the space.

Indeed, the store at 321 East Houston was previously El Maguey y La Tuna, the mom-and-pop restaurant that served Mexican cuisine to the neighborhood from 2002 through 2018, when a rent hike forced the closure.

Principal Erik Mayer will go before Community Board 3 (online) later this month to argue for the liquor license. Stay tuned.

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