Georgia’s Eastside BBQ is Closing This Weekend

Photo via Georgia's Eastside BBQ's Instagram.

Photo via Georgia’s Eastside BBQ’s Instagram.

Another popular local spot is calling it quits on the Lower East Side. Georgia’s Eastside BBQ, which opened by Alan Natkiel at 192 Orchard St. in 2007, has announced its closure. Here’s the Instagram post:

After 11 years in business, Georgia’s is closing its original location permanently after business this Sunday. Due to a variety of reasons, principally construction problems, we are shuttering and looking to reopen in future locations. We have already started construction on a new location in New England. I want to thank all my employees, both past and present, my family, and most of all— my customers. This restaurant and you will always be a big part of my life. Please come by for a bite or a drink. I’ll be here all weekend.

Georgia’s is located next door to the luxury condo building under construction at 196 Orchard St. The project has hit a number of surrounding businesses hard, as Natkiel pointed out not long ago: