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Everybody's Pizza Closing after 41 Years

The Emory Village favorite will close March 19.

 

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.

Do you have a favorite dish at Everybody's Pizza, or a fond memory of the place? Share your thoughts in the comments area below.

Samara Cummins March 09, 2013 at 11:14 PM
I managed a record store (Position One) at the Everybody's site in 1970. I guess they must have moved in shortly after the store closed. It was a great place to spend my time and my customers were awesome .. as I'm sure they were for everyone at Everybody's. I hope the next occupant has as much success as Everybody's did. Much luck to all. Samara
kim perdue March 12, 2013 at 05:19 AM
best pesto in atlanta--which was in several dishes. nothing can match that flavor! we are sad at our house :( somebody should buy the recipe and make it and sell it at the farmer's markets!
Larry Knight March 26, 2013 at 07:44 PM
I was a freshman at Emory in the fall of '71 when I noticed that the record store in Emory Village was being renovated. I poked my head inside to inquire what the place would be, and they said, "A pizza place", to which I replied, "Are you hiring?" I became Everybody's first (some say second, but I dispute that!) employee, after of course, Phil, Andy, Miranda, and Nancy. I was a busboy, and worked there from several weeks before opening, until the spring of 1973. I remember the music of The Band was always playing in the hectic kitchen, and how it somewhat irked me that I was making $1.75 an hour and got no tips, while the waitresses were raking it in every night by the hundreds ( EB's quickly became jam-packed every night). In addition to the owners and mates, I remember working there with bartender Mary, fellow bus-persons Becky B., and Alex G., waitress Charlie D., and bartender Steve. By the way, Steve was the ex-Nam Green Beret at the bar that someone referred to in a previous comment. I made the mistake of dumping a ladle full of pizza sauce on his head at the bar one night while clowning around, and it almost cost me my life. I also recall many Saturday nights heading with the owners and crew to The Majestic on Ponce for a 2AM after-closing meal of fried liver and onions or some other such delicacy. Thanks, Phil & Andy, for being my first real employers. I have many fond memories there that I will always carry. The best to you both.
Samara Cummins March 26, 2013 at 08:37 PM
WOW. You remember the record store where I worked. It seems like yesterday. It was a great place called Position One.
Amy Power March 26, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Looking forward to having some new local eats

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