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Pink’s Hot Dogs, the longstanding Hollywood hot dog stand since 1939, rang in the new year by announcing it would close for a two-month stint as cases of the novel coronavirus rage in LA County and across the country.
Pink’s Hot Dogs is open through Sunday, January 3 at 7 p.m., the 81-year-old restaurant on Thursday wrote in a post to its social media. “Pink’s is open through the New Year’s weekend until Sunday at 7 p.m.,” according to Thursday’s tweet. “We will be closing for two months as of Monday morning, the 4th in order to keep our patrons and staff safe from the current Covid surge.”
While Pink’s did not specify an exact timeline for its return, the restaurant tweeted it will resurface sometime in March. “Please stay safe and Happy New Year!” Pink’s — although designed for takeout — had been closed for most of the year and only reopened its doors in August.
Pink’s isn’t the only Los Angeles-area restaurant to completely close its doors while dining — both indoors and out — is banned by county mandate for the foreseeable future. Venice mainstay Rose in late-2020 announced it would go dark until further notice citing the government’s “draconian measures.” Other establishments have pulled the plug completely, closing for good amid what has arguably been the most challenging year for brick-and-mortar businesses in recent memory.