First came word of Sock Man’s closing and now we get wind that Mamoun’s Falafel Restaurant is leaving its longtime digs at 22 St. Marks Place. But don’t go crying “St. Marks is dead” just yet — the cheap-eats landmark is moving a few doors over and expanding.
According to a press release from broker Eastern Consolidated, the falafel joint has arranged a 10-year-lease at 30 St. Marks Place. At 1,400 square feet, the new storefront, previously home to Japadog and then Red & Gold Crab Shack, will be double the size of the current one.
James Famularo, of Eastern Consolidated, explains the move: “After learning that the space at 30 St. Marks Place was becoming available, our retail leasing team immediately began making calls,” he says in the release. “Through our outreach, we discovered that Mamoun’s was interested in relocating from 22 St. Marks Place, and its owner jumped at the chance to move into a larger space just a few doors down from its current location.”
The whole deal took about three weeks. Hofame Kaid, manager at Mamoun’s, tells us the new operation should be open “in a couple of months– by March.” It’s uncertain when, exactly, the old location will close.