Everybody's Pizza, known for pizza salads and sandwiches as well as generously sized pizza pies, will close March 19, according to owner Andy Kurlansky.
The restaurant has been an Emory Village mainstay for 41 years.
Kurlansky was busy at the restaurant when Patch caught up with him Thursday afternoon, but he said he's simply ready to retire.
“Just moving on, retiring,” he told Virginia-Highland/Druid Hills Patch. “I don’t know if you’ve worked in the restaurant business, but 41 years is enough for me. “
The Eater Atlanta blog says that a brewpub will move into the space.
Kurlansky, who said the Emory Village area is a good location to run a business, put out the following news release:
After 41 great years in Emory Village, we are retiring from the restaurant business.
We are proud to have served some 3 million pizzas to multiple generations of Atlantans since 1971.
Here’s to all who had their first dates at Everybody’s, met their spouse at Everybody’s, or celebrated other of life’s joyous events with us.
Thanks to all in Atlanta who have been loyal fans of our pizza, and who have been guests in our “home.”
But most of all, we thank all of the wonderful folks who have worked with us throughout these 41 years,
for they have been the true heart and soul of the place.
Without their dedication and love, none of it could have happened.
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