Hot dogs are on everyone’s radar in the Village, Eater broke the news yesterday about Gray’s Papaya on West 8th Street and Sixth Avenue closing. They followed up on the story today:
PapayaGate ! via Eater: A look Back at the Legacy of Gray’s Papaya
And now just revealed what is coming:
The new tenant in the Sixth Avenue space that housed Gray’s Papayauntil yesterday will be Liquiteria, the trendy juice bar beloved by celebrities and your fitness-obsessed co-worker. In other words, a cheap-o restaurant that peddled sugary juice drinks and salty dogs for three decades will be replaced by a shiny health food shop that sells pricey liquified kale and wheatgrass.
From a press release sent out by Liquiteria this afternoon: “Liquiteria’s new West Village location, at the iconic corner of 8th Street and 6th Avenue, is the former location of legendary Gray’s Papaya. Liquiteria is excited to create a health and wellness oasis on this vibrant corner in the dynamic West Village neighborhood.”Blech.
In other news, there was additional press on the hot dog vendors being reinstalled at Washington Sq Park recently:
New York Post: Hot Dog! Vendors back at Washington Sq. Park January 5, 2014
New York Mag Grubstreet: Washington Square Park Hot-Dog Vendors Are Here to Stay January 2, 2014
Eater: Washington Square Park Will Keep Its Hot Dog Carts January 2, 2014
Photo: Robert Sietsema