Tomorrow marks the final day of service at Molly’s Charbroiled, the iconic Hollywood burger stand that looks like it strayed from an Edward Hopper painting. Unlike Irv’s Burgers, which successfully fought against its removal by gaining historic status in West Hollywood, Molly’s active supporters have lost their battle against an eight-story office building that Hollywood really doesn’t need (planned by a developer with a shaky record, notes The L.A. Times).
On a Facebook page, the owners of this over over 50 year-old stand (which started as a Coney-style hot dog joint) write, “Though we couldn’t always tell you so in English, we hope you could taste and feel our appreciation for your appetites for Molly’s. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of Hollywood history.” So is there any good news?
Maybe. Eater reports that owner Kwok Yi at least got $1.1 million for Molly’s troubles, before being given a short notice to vacate. Hopefully, that is enough in today’s day and age to start the restaurant of Kwok’s dreams or get somebody else to cook the burgers for a few years. Molly’s is having one last celebration at a goodbye charity event that stretches from 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. on Thursday, where your last crack at their burgers will come with fries and a soda for just $3.
Molly’s Charbroiled Burger, 1605 Vine st., Hollywood.
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