FORT LEE, N.J. — Mamoun’s Falafel is joining the mix of retailers at Hudson Lights. Tucker Development in Fort Lee,
Founded in 1971 in Greenwich Village, Mamoun’s is the oldest falafel restaurant in New York.
Fort Lee will be the seventh location for the storied eatery. In addition to its flagship location on MacDougal Street, Mamoun’s operates restaurants on St. Mark’s Place in the East Village, in the New Jersey hotspots of Hoboken, Princeton and New Brunswick and in downtown New Haven, Conn.
“One of the things that I’m most proud of is the fact that we’ve been able to continue the tradition as we expand our brand and move forward with the changing times,” Mamoun’s CEO Hussam Chater said.
“Anchored in our history by keeping our family traditions alive and thriving, we are able to bring that authenticity forward, to new places and generations.”
The restaurant is a natural addition to the growing list of retailers at Hudson Lights, which is anchored by an eight-screen, 533-seat iPic luxury movie theater and its in-theater restaurant, City Perch Kitchen & Bar, and is complemented by a collection of dining options that includes Paris Baguette, Gayeon Restaurant, Tang 2, Anthony Franco’s Pizza, Bean & Bean and 16 Handles. Residents of the complex’s 276 luxury residences also enjoy doorstep access to a selection of new retail options that includes indoor cycling venue CycleBar, clothier SeeSaw, Linwood Wines, European Wax Center, Tutti Nails & Spa, CVS, Capital One Bank, and Coldwell Banker.
“Mamoun’s only has restaurants in select locales that are known for their walkability and sought-after for the dynamic and convenient lifestyle that they provide to residents,” said Richard Tucker, CEO of Tucker Development.
“The decision to open a restaurant at Hudson Lights speaks volumes about Fort Lee’s emergence as an eclectic and urban-inspired locale that is taking its place among the region’s most sought-after live-shop-play destinations.”
The complex’s residences feature wood flooring, oversized windows, walk-in closets, recessed LED lighting and private outdoor terraces in select apartments; designer kitchens with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, custom cabinetry and a breakfast bar; and baths with imported Italian tile, cultured marble countertops, and Kohler fixtures and appliances.