Longstanding Williamsburg breakfast hotspot Egg will be permanently shutting down at the end of the month, owner George Weld has announced. The restaurant will serve its last meals on September 27.
Weld tells Eater that the shutdown was “partly a financial decision, and partly a concern for public health and the health of our staff.”
The restaurant has been doing takeout and delivery, plus outdoor dining, for the past several months. While takeout and delivery has gone “better than expected,” Weld says, it still only accounted for about 25 percent of Egg’s regular revenue. For outdoor dining, the restaurant was only able to set up four tables outside due to the location’s small street frontage area.
And even though indoor dining is set to return at 25 percent capacity on September 30, Weld didn’t feel that it was a viable option for the restaurant. The revenue generated from operating service