It looks like Rounds Premium Burgers has taken the fall over in West Hollywood, with a notice posted to the restaurant’s front door thanking customers for their five years of support.
A post to the company’s Facebook page shares a similar sentiment, adding that, while this address is closing down, they’re actually "looking for a larger spot around the same area" still, and even accepting outside investors as a way to hopefully grow their overall profile. The company’s Claremont and Pasadena locations remain open.
The West Hollywood restaurant market is always in a state of flux, though it can’t have helped the Rounds folks one bit to have Shake Shack open nearby last month. According to city council member Lauren Meister, roughly 17% of all storefronts on Doheney Drive and Melrose Avenue are vacant at any given time, with even more along Santa Monica Boulevard. Meanwhile, former council member Steve Martin argues that a $15 minimum wage in the small, surrounded city will absolutely decimate its business opportunities.
Of course, it’s not all doom and gloom in Weho these days. Newcomer Norah has been doing well of late (it’s something of a new celebrity-spotting site, as well), while towards the Beverly Hills side of things sbe plans to flip the former Mercato di Vetro into a lounge-y new concept.