Magazine Street Juan’s Flying Burrito to close

Martha Sanchez, News Editor

The Magazine street location of Juan’s Flying Burrito will close in after May. (Courtesy of Kerri Westenberg)

Mexican restaurant Juan’s Flying Burrito will close its Uptown location amidst rising rents on Magazine Street, marking the end of a local staple popular with Tulane University students. 

The closure reflects a common story on streets like Magazine: rising rents shutter small businesses while large companies prosper in their wake. 

The chain will still operate its other New Orleans locations in the Lower Garden District, Mid-City and Central Business District. Their Uptown lease ends May 31. 

The restaurant is searching for a new Uptown location. Restaurant management will give Uptown employees the chance to work at their other locations.