Shake Shack, a popular New York-based burger chain that just opened its first location in San Francisco earlier this year, is preparing to open an uptown outpost in Auckland in mid-December.
The sign for that place was up two months ago, but now Tarekomi Albertino M. says it’s only a few weeks away. Staff at the location say they are just waiting for the city to inspect and train for its employees. The location is on the corner of Telegraph Avenue and 20th Street / Thomas L. Berkeley Way.
Photo: Albertino M./Hoodline
Chronicles has released news about the location of Auckland scheduled for August 2019, clearly lagging behind. Shake Shack is one of the star tenants on the ground floor, now known as the Uptown Station. A former redeveloped department store that straddles the block between Broadway and Telegraph, the long-time home of HC Capwell, became Sears in 1996.
This particular Sears on Broadway in 1955 has been a frequent target of predators and destroyers for the past decade of protests and anxieties in downtown Auckland and was closed in 2014.
Uptown Station became a hot topic in 2015 when Uber robbed real estate for its finally abandoned East Bay headquarters, but the company is at the forefront of a major redevelopment process that ultimately builds a square home. Standing there, I signed a lease there in late 2018. Auckland-based investment firm CIM Group purchased a property from Uber in late 2017, but the refurbishment and resurrection process has been slow since then.
Founded in 2004 by New York restaurant owner Danny Meyer, Shake Shack began his life as a hot dog cart in 2001 at Madison Square Park in Manhattan. Today, it has grown to more than 275 locations around the world, 19 of which are in California. Here in the Bay Area, in addition to the recently opened Cow Hollow location in San Francisco, there are also locations in Palo Alto, San Mateo, and Larkspur.
Shake Shack’s Auckland location is approaching open
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