Williamsburg sandwich legend Graham Avenue Meats and Deli, known for its Willie's Italian Special and Godfather subs, appears to have closed its doors without warning or explanation after 30 years. As one Eater reader reports in the forums: "The workers are in the process clearing it out. Confirmed dunzo forever by the staff. It's been dark for a week or so." An employee at Beaner Bar next door told the Village Voice: "It's been over a week since their gates have been down and we honestly don't know what happened." Ex-employees don't seem to know what transpired either. No sign was posted in the window and the phone line has been disconnected, but both Yelp and Foursquare are reporting a shutter. Strangely, three days after the business went dark, the team tweeted:
So we've been having a little debate in the kitchen, and we need your help. Which is better -- the first bite or the last?— Graham Avenue Meats (@GrahamAveDeli) March 27, 2015
Perhaps, in a way, it was their farewell.