Owner Nick Morgenstern told Eater that business is good at GG's, but he and his partners want to focus on new projects, such as a restaurant for the Ace Hotel on the Bowery.
Here's the message GG's left on their social media....
Customers, Neighbors, and Friends,
For the past three years, GG’s has proudly served the East Village with the highest quality of pizza, drinks and service possible. We are grateful for the many meals and memories that you have shared with us.
After much consideration, we have decided to hand over the keys to 511 East 5th St to a new owner and operator.
This means that GG’s will close its doors permanently on Saturday, December 23rd.
We are proud of the success that GG's has seen over the years, and we're excited for what our individual futures hold.
It has been a joy to serve our friends and neighbors every day...
Something relatively similar will be taking over — Emmy Squared. The Williamsburg pizzeria serves Detroit-style pizza via the wife-and-husband team behind Emily on Downing Street.
No word on when they might be open for business here.
The address has been home to several restaurants since Le Tableau closed in December 2007. Before GG's, there was Goat Town, Seymour Burton and Butcher Bay.
Previously on EV Grieve:
GG's looks to be yielding to Emmy Squared on 5th Street