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Mediterranean Hit Dune Closes in Venice Just One Day After Downtown Reopening

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The Atwater Village location and DTLA remain intact

The original Dune in Atwater Village
Farley Elliott
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Here’s a quick bit of back and forth: The owners of popular Mediterranean restaurant Dune have decided to pull the plug on their Westside location in Venice, just one day after reopening their other outlet in Downtown.

Dune is known for its big, hearty plates of falafel, lamb, greens, and pita, served simply in small spaces for hungry healthy-ish dining crowds. The company first launched in Atwater Village before jumping to the two new locations in Venice and Downtown, but now Venice is going away completely.

In a notice sent to Eater, owner Scott Zwiezen says he’s bringing the one-year “residency” of Dune inside the former Dudley Market space to a close, and that “like all good things, this too comes to an end.” He adds:

We’re really feeling the sweet sorrow, but we are very proud to have been stewards of such a beautiful space... We are so very grateful to our hardworking Venice crew and to the Venice community itself and all those who came through our doors and made Dune feel at home on the Westside.

Zwiezen adds that, with the reopening of the Downtown location, fans of Dune can expect an expanded menu over the coming weeks, with new dishes that will then make it back to the Atwater original address. Dune Downtown is open once again as of yesterday, keeping hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dune. 199 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.