Saturday, December 30, 2017

Gone for Now . . . Maybe Forever

As some of you may have already noticed, Park Falafel & Pizza is closed--perhaps for the winter season, perhaps forever.

Earlier this week, Brian Herman, the owner of Park Falafel, told Gossips that the restaurant would be closed for the season, but today on Facebook Herman made the following statement, which he agreed to let me share with a broader audience:
When I founded PFP over seven years ago, my concept was a place with healthy, affordable, and tasty food. The thought was that Hudson and Columbia County was ready to support such a concept. Running the business totally "on the books," paying fair wages and trying to provide a good work environment has become financially unsustainable. Because of my other obligations, I could not run the restaurant myself and I found out that no matter how good a staff we had, it could not stay afloat without continued owner-presence. Closing the place was a very hard decision--I know it is a loss for our city, our customers and our devoted employees. But the financial cost to keep it open became too much to bear. We are now reviewing our options, hoping to find a way to reopen and continue our goals. Anyone with the interest and ability to keep PFP open, I would be appreciative to hear your thoughts. Thank you everyone for your support and love. It is greatly appreciated. I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year and I hope Park can return better and stronger than ever in the new year.
Gossips shares the hope that Park Falafel & Pizza will return in the new year.


  1. So sorry to hear this. Park Falafel was/is a wonderful uptown eatery oasis, and especially welcoming for its sidewalk location across from the 7th street park. In fact, you should have a Park Falafel presence in the Park in the summer! Good luck, Brian!!!

  2. So sorry to hear this. That was our tradition for the Winter ❄️ Walk. We went there for pizza. Good Luck Brian.

  3. As a long time customer, I am very sorry to hear this, but it doesn't take me by surprise. After Jason left, the long decline began, and was never reversed...