Although no reason is expressly stated, one can surely suppose it's the rising Mar Vista rent. Just a few months ago, another local lunch fave, The Curious Palate vanished in the night. MV simply isn't cheap anymore and it appears the affordable lunch spots in the neighborhood are learning that very quickly.
If you want to say goodbye to Earl's, or, I don't know, want to buy their deli case, they're throwing a toodles party tomorrow, 12/5, from 11 am to 4 pm. As you can see in the Instagram post about the closure, they're encouraging loud music and shenanigans. Oh, Earl's you were the bestest and we will miss you so.