[UPDATED at 1:24PM on 9/26/13] A commenter pointed out an update on the Don Rockwell site by Landrum himself. The delay since late 2012 was related to permitting and installing the appropriate Fire-Smoke-and Grease Safety-Rated Duct by the landlord.
We first heard that Ray’s Hellburger proprietor Michael Landrum would be bringing a new concept to City Vista back in October 2010. A few months later we learned he had executed a second lease with Edens to double down and bring two establishments to City Vista. We rejoiced. But very little construction progress materialized. The space on 5th Street was reclaimed by the landlord in 2012 and Sweetgreen moved in.
Rumor was that Ray’s Hellburger would still one day occupy the final retail bay between Mandu and Vida Fitness. Paper remained on the windows until this week. If you walk by now and peer intently into the windows you can see large unlit neon letters spelling R-A-Y-S propped up on chairs inside.
Hat Tip: JT