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For 36 years, The Wiener Factory has been serving hot dogs out of their Sherman Oaks stand to loyal and new customers alike. Good for hot dog lovers, bad for residents craving Pinkberry:

Officials with Pinkberry, a nonfat frozen-yogurt chain, were expected to tell a Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council panel Monday night that they wanted to raze the small hot-dog restaurant and build another Pinkberry store. "Historically, many things come and go. But we have good intentions, so we would like to build a beautiful Pinkberry that could be another landmark for the Valley," said Young Lee, president and founder of Pinkberry.

It would be the fourth Pinkberry to open on Ventura Boulevard after stores in Studio City, Tarzana and one in Encino expected to open in 2009.

Lentz [of The Wiener Factory] is on month-to-month rent at the site, which is owned by the Stanman Family Trust. Perry Hirsch, lawyer for the trust, did not return repeated calls Monday. A spokesman for the trust declined to comment at Monday's meeting. [Daily News]

A Valley landmark? Probably not. Parking nightmare? It's a concern. More business for The Stand in Encino, especially during one-dollar hot dog Monday nights? Yes. Better than Pinkberry-like competitor,
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Limelight, already on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks? The people will decide.

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