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Gino’s East Pizza has shuttered in Poncey-Highland.
The Chicago pizza joint’s last day, at 675 N. Highland Ave. NE, was Memorial Day.
The closure was “abrupt and unexpected,” a leasing representative for 675 N. Highland, the apartment community where the restaurant was housed, told What Now Atlanta (WNA) over the phone Tuesday.
Gino’s East has been in business for less than five months.
Signage Tuesday came down at the space and several WNA readers spotted moving trucks removing furniture and equipment.
The restaurant has since been marked as “Permanently Closed” on Google and Yelp, and its telephone has been disconnected.
Gino’s East Poncey-Highland is also no longer listed on the company’s website.
A representative for parent company Bravo Restaurants, Inc. would not comment on the closure when reached Tuesday by (WNA) over the phone.
Gino’s East is the second pizzeria to close its doors in the 675 N. Highland apartment development in the same space.
Origin Investments, the real estate firm that acquired 675 N. Highland last year, confirmed the news with WNA Wednesday.
“We can confirm that Gino’s East has closed,” Ken Lodge, associate asset manager for Origin, said over the telephone.
“We were surprised and disappointed. We never want to see someone close their doors but we are in lease negotiations with another tenant.”
Lodge would not disclose the forthcoming tenant.
Origin at the end of 2018 completed construction of Phase II of 675 N. Highland.