Kirk’s closes Campbell location to make way for housing project

After 75 years in operation, Kirk’s Steakburgers suddenly announced the closure of their only South Bay location.

The outside of Kirk's Steakburgers.

Slinging meaty burgers since 1948.

Photo via @iamdavethewave

Talk about a “flip.”

Last week, Kirk’s Steakburgers in Campbell suddenly announced it would be closing — and the last day of operation was yesterday, Oct. 29. But don’t worry, the restaurant is moving down the street, not closing for good.

A sign at the entrance confirms the new location will replace the former Grill ‘Em restaurant (2509 S. Bascom Ave.) — but a reopening timeline is still uncertain.

Kirk’s owner Julian Mollo, sold the land to a San Diego-based developer for over $1.6 million.

The new building, dubbed Dry Creek Crossing, will add 65 affordable apartments for those making between 30-70% of Santa Clara County’s median income ($126,000).

The move, according to Kirk’s manager Maurice Carrubba, was sudden — permits from the city were expedited as a part of the ongoing effort to reach San Jose’s affordable housing goals. He told us that the move to the new building is still pending, and that no changes to staffing are expected.

We’ll keep you updated as the project develops.