The downtown location will replace the 801 Hill nightclub at the corner of Hill Street and 8th Street. Shake Shack is expected to open in 2017.
The restaurant has developed a cult-like following, known for its rich frozen custards, cheeseburgers with tangy Shacksauce and long lines in Madison Square Park.
The downtown location will be the third Los Angeles outlet, with a Shake Shack opening at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and West Knoll Drive in West Hollywood and a location also planned for Glendale, across from the Americana shopping center.
Shake Shack started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park as part of an effort to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy's first art installation. In 2004, Shake Shack officially opened as a restaurant and has since grown to include locations in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, Georgia, Florida and even Dubai.
801 S Hill St., Los Angeles.
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