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Deep Ellum’s Amsterdam Falafelshop Shutters

There just wasn’t enough demand for falafel

Step Inside Amsterdam Falafelshop, Now Slinging Pita & Bowls In Deep Ellum
So long, falafel and pita
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Just over a year after opening its doors in Deep Ellum, Dallas’ first and only outpost of Amsterdam Falafelshop has shuttered.

Moving trucks were spotted emptying the restaurant at 2651 Commerce over the weekend, and the restaurant officially closed on July 30, reports CultureMap. The Washington, D.C.-based chain was operated in Dallas by a franchisee as part of the company’s aggressive expansion throughout the country in the past two years.

According to Amsterdam Falafelshop’s owners, there just wasn’t enough demand for fried chickpeas to sustain the restaurant in the growing dining district that is Deep Ellum. "It's unfortunate there just is not the business for it there,” owner Arianne Bennett told CultureMap. We really loved being in the community."

No word yet on what will replace Amsterdam Falafelshop, but don’t be surprised if this prime spot on Commerce isn’t snapped up quickly.