Amsterdam Cafe Will Not Renew Lease, Permanently Closes

Restaurant and bar was an Amsterdam Walk fixture for 15 years.
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Amsterdam Cafe has permanently closed its Amsterdam Walk doors after 15 years in business. The last day for the long-standing restaurant and bar, at 502 Amsterdam Ave NE, was Sunday, September 13, according to an announcement on the company’s Facebook page over the weekend. “After 15 years we have decided to not renew our lease,” the social media post states. “Your friendship, great memories, and business over the years is greatly appreciated and will always be remembered.”

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“We regret the closing of any business in one of our properties, particularly a tenant like Amsterdam Café, which has been such a great community asset and enjoyed such a successful run at Amsterdam Walk for so many years,” Jack Halpern, Chairman and CEO of Halpern, the owner of Amsterdam Walk, told What Now Atlanta (WNA) in a prepared statement. Reps for Amsterdam Cafe on Monday did not immediately respond to WNA’s request for comment.

Gene Kansas Commercial Real Estate, which leases the property for Halpern, last week listed the restaurant and bar space for lease. Amsterdam Walk is anchored by Urban Body Fitness and is home to Loca Luna and Sean’s Harvest Market (which is opening a second location very soon, this time in the Candler Park neighborhood.) The property sits on the Atlanta BeltLine with direct access to Piedmont Park.

[Editor’s note: an earlier version of this article stated that Gene Kansas owned Amsterdam Walk. The center is actually a Halpern property.]

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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15 days ago

Sad day for the LGBTQ community. Had many a fun time there.

15 days ago

Damn shame

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