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The plan is to transfer prisoners to other state facilities; no staff layoffs are anticipated, and approximately $142 million will be saved as a result of the closures.
The zoo was not required to close by the state or local governments, but cited a "public health precaution" in its decision.
The business owners gave no public explanation on their decision to close.
In October, co-owner Bruno DiFabio pleaded guilty to tax evasion totaling more than $816,000.
The restaurant, a two-decade fixture on Trumbull's Main Street, plans to open next month at the former site of Carmen Anthony in New Haven.
The restaurant at 281 Greenwood Ave. in the Hub Center shopping plaza was opened in March 2016 by Jim and Delfa Gay.