RIP, Doggy Style

For some, this may be old news, and I mean, really old news. But for me, well, I’m embarrassed to say I really didn’t notice that the Doggy Style East Coast Hot Dog stand was closed for good until two weeks ago, when I saw that the sign had been completely peeled off of the plywood on top of the space.

So you can imagine my surprise when I called Big Wheel Auto Parts, only to find out that Doggy Style had been closed since January.

In my defense though, that hot dog stand never kept regular hours, and always seemed like it was closed more than it was open (see our original story).

So long, Doggy Style. We hardly knew ye.

  • http://kerrizor.com kerrizor

    I think I saw them open once.

  • Junipero

    @1 – that’s one more time than I ever saw them open. I was starting to wonder if it was a front for criminal activity or something. I would love a hot dog stand in the neighborhood. Hopefully someone else can actually make it work.

  • http://allcitypaintsupply.com All City

    We were inquiring about the space a while back but it wouldn’t have worked for our store. Rumor is the proprietor had some health issues FWIW

  • Bits

    The hot dogs were overpriced and not so good….tiny with odd little white bread buns. No match for some of the awesome stands in Seattle, like Al’s sausage etc

  • Impliedobserver

    One day i saw a hotdog stand in the walgreens parking lot. Not sure if they’re there regularly.

  • Erica Doctor

    We like Diggity Dog, for those looking for hot dogs in the ‘hood. Up by Elysian.

  • Leonard

    This reminds me… I once worked with a fellow who aspired to own a business, because, he explained, ” then I could take vacation any time I wanted.”

    Here’s an example of how well that business model works.

    “Doggy Style” we hardly knew ye, and we were NEVER able to sample your wares.

    Adios, Chihuahua!

  • chris

    I loved it, and it was $3.00 for a great dog and chips — not that over priced compared to the other options in the neighborhood!

    The buns were east coast style, with the flat sides, not hot dog rolls like you usually get out here. They actually special ordered them from Massachusetts. It truly was an East Coast hot dog experience.

    Sadly, while the guys who worked there were super nice guys, they didn’t seem like super great businessmen, with very weird hours (noon to six) and zero promotion. A simply sidewalk sign on the corner of Stone and 45th would have probably doubled their business.

    Anyway, I was very sad to see them gone, and kept hoping they’d be back. My son went there every week on his way to Off the Wall and he loved it.

  • Andrew

    I live 5 mins from their location and I LOVE hot dogs. I never saw them open, so they never got a $1 from me. I made a few trips to them special shortly after they opened. The hours just didn’t work for this hot dog lover. too bad!

  • http://www.busygamernews.com jacqui

    We loved the East Coast buns! The owners didn’t understand how to sell the product, however. The first time we went, they said, “Really? You want to eat here?” The next time they bad-mouthed our choices (which we loved), saying they didn’t understand why anyone would buy them. The last time we saw them, they were out of buns. (They were flying them in from the East Coast.)

    I really felt for them when it got cold – they were slightly below ground level, and the windchill was just going straight down into their cooking area. They were really freezing when we last saw them.

  • Sara B

    I never saw them open. I tried to go there once during their “open hours” and they were closed. I live 3 blocks from there, and was looking forward to trying it. Very strange.

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