Irv’s Burgers, the 63-year-old West Hollywood hamburger stand evicted in October by its landlord, has found a new home.
Irv’s is now open at 7998 Santa Monica Blvd. near North Laurel in a space next to Fubar that once was occupied by Biscuit Cafe.
Irv’s, formerly near the northeast corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Sweetzer, was forced to move when its landlord, Standard Oil Investment Management, raised its rent and demanded that it pay for repairs to the structure it inhabited. Standard Oil also owns the adjacent lot, where Beach Nation, a cafe designed by Thomas Schoos, will soon open.
The Irv’s eviction sparked protest from local customers. West Hollywood City Councilmember Jeffrey Prang called the move by Standard Oil a “constructive eviction” and said that Standard Oil should be responsible for property repairs, not the Hong family, which owns and operates Irv’s.