The Japanese-inspired hot dog restaurant by way of Vancouver opened the first U.S. outlet at 30 St. Mark's Place to great fanfare in January 2012.
And now, word is circulating that Japadog will be closing after business tonight. No reason given at the moment for the closure.
A quick reaction via Twitter…
We spotted the listing for the Japadog space yesterday on Craigslist, though we didn't realize the place was closing this quickly:
***Exclusive Listing by Exit Realty Landmark***
Newly renovated restaurant with full basement. Vented both on the grand floor and basement. 9 ft ceiling.
No Key Money.
W & B in place
New 10 Yr Lease available.
1500 sqft, same basement
Wide Front approx 20 ft
3 seasons of outdoor seating
St. Marks Place, located at heart of East Village. Amazing foot traffic.
We'll have more on this later… but if you want one one last umami dog with those bonito flakes, better hurry…
[H/T EVG Facebook friend Leslie Feffer]
Previously on EV Grieve:
Cue the long lines: Japadog opening first New York City location on St. Mark's Place