GP’s Restaurant in Jersey City Announces Its Closure

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It’s always a sad day in the Hudson County community when a local business closes. This time around, it is the well-known GP’s Restaurant in Hamilton Park that is closing its doors. On Monday, December 16th, GP’s announced its official closure via Instagram, explaining that this local spot will be closed as of January 5th, 2020. Known for its Italian dishes and an expansive menu serving everything from brunch to dinner. Read on to learn more about the closure plus what to expect from GP’s during its final few days. 

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The Closure 

 

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To our valued customers and community: As of January 5th 2020, GP’s Hamilton Park will be closing & making way for new ownership. Sharing this journey for 8 years has been wonderfully rewarding & heartfelt. We’ve decided to evolve the GP’s brand by going back to our roots & focusing on our original location, @gpsrestaurants. So with love & gratitude we say farewell, & thank YOU for making it possible. It’s been a pleasure serving you, we hope to see you in Guttenberg! Wishing you a joyous holiday season. Many, many thanks ♥️, The Politis Family BUT FIRST, some closing details: ▪️All GP’s gift cards are valid for use in our Guttenberg location! ▪️We will still be offering our catering services in Jersey City, so don’t hesitate to check out our catering menu. ▪️No holiday plans? No worries! We’re going out with a BANG for NYE, so book a reservation and stay tuned for more details on the rest of our farewell week! . . . @silvermanbuilding @njdotcom @hudsonreporter @njmonthly @arthouseproductions @jerseycitynj @jerseydigs @hobokengirlblog @stephanierizzolo @adrianapolitis @gpsmile @jerseycityeats @jc_eats

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GP’s, located at 236 Pavonia Avenue in Jersey City, announced its news via the restaurant’s official Instagram account on December 16th.

The caption, diclosing the news to the public, read:

“To our valued customers and community:
As of January 5th 2020, GP’s Hamilton Park will be closing & making way for new ownership. Sharing this journey for 8 years has been wonderfully rewarding & heartfelt. We’ve decided to evolve the GP’s brand by going back to our roots & focusing on our original location, @gpsrestaurants. So with love & gratitude we say farewell, & thank YOU for making it possible. It’s been a pleasure serving you, we hope to see you in Guttenberg! Wishing you a joyous holiday season. Many, many thanks ♥️, The Politis Family.”

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The remainder of the message, did, however, offer some useful information for any fans of the Hamilton Park GP’s. Firstly, lovers of the menu here can rest easy, as the Guttenberg location {which can be found at 24 69th Street, Guttenberg} will remain open and will accepting gift cards.  Plus, the Jersey City location will still be offering catering services, so although you can’t stop by for a sit-down meal after the 5th of January, you can still enjoy GP’s tasty menu items at any local parties or events.

And finally, despite the fact that the doors are closing on January 5th, the Hamilton Park location will still be open for New Year’s Eve and is currently taking reservations for the event. So rest assured, although the news of the closure is sad, GP’s will be going out with a bang.

With regards to what will be coming to the 236 Pavonia Avenue space following the closure, that information has yet to be released. Sources do say, however, that the Hamilton Inn is buying it and that the restaurant will remain Italian. We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Read More: New Year’s Eve 2020 in Hoboken + Jersey City: THE GUIDE

About GP’s

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GP’s in Hamilton Park is and will be remembered as a local spot for some Italian home cooking {ahem, it’s “famous meatballs”}, and live music. The is space intimate and gave off an old-school, relaxed vibe — dining here was a great option for date night or just an evening out with some friends {be sure to get all your holiday dinner + S.O. dates in here while you still can}.

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As for the menu, the Hamilton Park location boasts brunch, dinner, and cocktails. Dinners in need of classic Italian dishes could stop by for the aforementioned “famous meatballs” or savory crab cakes, or opt for something heavier like the shrimp scampi or chicken marsala. Plus, guests could enjoy libations such as the rhubarb cucumber margarita or a GP’s old fashioned. So whether it’s just for drinks or for a full Italian meal, make sure to get your last fix of GP’s in Hamilton Park ASAP.

We’re sad to see you go, GP’s!

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Arielle is a born-and-bred Jersey girl and like a true NJ native, half her diet consists of bagels and the other half pizza. As a graduate of both American University and City, University of London, she’s been a passionate writer ever since she wrote her first “book” in the first grade. When she’s not furiously typing away at her keyboard, she spends her time ticking places off of her “to travel to” list, trying any and all new foods, and trying to stop herself from spending too much money at Zara.