Well, that lasted about, hmm, about two months and a bit given that I posted this shot on 3 July 2008:
Saffron was the new Moroccan restaurant which opened in the building vacated by the closure of Al-Amir across the plaza from Za's Pizza on Devine Street. I thought it was a bit curious that one Middle-Eastern restaurant was followed by another. The Free Times gave it a mixed review when it launched, and I never got around to trying it. I had thought that perhaps the fact that, unlike Al-Amir, it served alcohol might have given it a leg up in a location that (at least at Za's) seems to attract a party crowd, but apparently not.
This still leaves the The Mediterranean Tea Room as an option for falaffel, tabouli and the like, but I find their hours a bit restrictive.
UPDATE 13 Oct 2008:
Looks like another middle-eastern place is coming to this spot. Get read for Tabouli!