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[Updated:] What's Up With the Original Hot Dog On A Stick?

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Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 9:46 AM

click to enlarge The 65-year-old Santa Monica location is scheduled to close. - GUZZLE AND NOSH
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  • The 65-year-old Santa Monica location is scheduled to close.

Update: 9/12, 10:00 a.m. Laurie Sonia, executive vice president of Hot Dog On A Stick, says the plan for a demolition and rebuild is still in the works. HDOS still has to go through various city committees, including the coastal committee, for necessary permissions. "We need to bring [the original Santa Monica location] up to 2011 standards to make it easier for our employees. It will still have the look and feel of the original," Sonia said. The company plans on fully demolishing the original establishment and completely rebuilding. Sonia estimated it would take 12 weeks for the construction process, not counting the time needed to obtain full city approval. She hopes the new building will be open for business sometime in 2013.

Attention corn dog and lemonade connoisseurs: Hot Dog On A Stick near the Santa Monica Pier is closing, but not for good. Beach-goers and visitors alike may have noticed an order for demolition in front of the place, but the shut-down should be temporary.

Hot Dog On A Stick leases the property from the city of Santa Monica. Last year the company signed a three-year lease through 2013 with the city.

The location opened in 1946, the first in a chain of what would become a nationwide mall food court phenomena, including 22 more in Los Angeles. But let's be real, battling through hordes of people in sunny Santa Monica is much better than battling through hordes of people at a stuffy mall, no?

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