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Al-Tarboush Deli on the Delmar Loop will soon close its doors for good

Lebanese eatery Al-Tarboush Deli has announced it is closing. The information was shared with deli customers via a written message on the windows of the eatery's storefront, which is located at 602 Westgate Ave. The University City deli has served the community since 1997, according to information on a Facebook page associated with the business. 

A perusal of the comments section on the social media page shows how well the eatery has been received over the years, with numerous users declaring their love for the deli’s falafels and hummus, as well as the establishment’s owner and his family. 

Serving Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine, Al-Tarboush Deli was founded by Sleiman "Sam" Bathani, who brought items like hummus, baklava and wraps to the Delmar Loop. In addition to the food, the establishment also sells hookahs, along with various hookah supplies and accessories.

In a phone conversation with Sauce, a representative with Al-Tarboush Deli said that the exact closing date hasn’t been determined, but it could happen as soon as the end of September. When asked why the eatery is closing, the staff member at Al-Tarboush declined to comment on the matter. 

However, the representative did confirm that the deli will continue to serve food while its doors remain open, so if you want to enjoy your favorite Al-Tarboush Deli dishes, you still have a little time to do so.

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