Thursday, January 19, 2017

Amsterdam Falafelshop in Boston's Kenmore Square Has Closed

A pair of falafel shops in the Boston area is back down to one, as its newer location has shut down.

According to an article in The Daily Free Press, Amsterdam Falafelshop in Kenmore Square has closed, with owner Matt D'Alessio, citing a "dry business environment" as the reason why the Beacon Street eatery shuttered. The post mentions that the shop was unable to "integrate itself into Boston University's dining plans," and that real estate development nearby apparently caused a dropoff in foot traffic at the site of the place. The location of Amsterdam Falafelshop in Somerville's Davis Square remains open for business.

Amsterdam Falafelshop, which is based in Washington, DC, has a total of five locations, including the Somerville shop, three stores in DC, and one in Dallas.

The address for this now-closed falafel shop in Kenmore Square was: Amsterdam Falafelshop, 642 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02215. The website for the other shops can be found at

Thanks to a source for initially bringing this to our attention.

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