Adios, East Hampton

Dallas-based sandwich shop shutters Montrose outpost, but downtown plans still on track

Sandwich shop shutters Montrose outpost but still has downtown plans

East Hampton Sandwich Co lobster roll
Diners will have to look elsewhere for East Hampton's lobster rolls. Courtesy photo

Montrose diners will have to find a new place to get a lobster roll. East Hampton Sandwich Co. has closed its location at 907 Westheimer Rd. 

In response to CultureMap's request for comment, an East Hampton representative confirmed the shutter. "Many of our Houston customers are located downtown. To make getting our sandwiches more convenient for them, we decided to relocate to the Understory food hall opening this summer," she wrote.

Whatever East Hampton's plans are now, the closing of the Montrose location less than a year after opening is only its latest setback. In February, the restaurant also closed a location in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, CultureMap Dallas reports

Known for its high quality sandwiches and stylish atmosphere, the Dallas-based restaurant opened two Houston locations last summer. Its outpost in River Oaks District remains open. 

While Velvet Taco remains popular enough to be working on additional Houston locations, other Dallas-based restaurants have struggled to gain traction in the Bayou City. Cane Rosso closed its Montrose location at the end of 2018, and Snappy Salads recently shuttered its Houston locations.