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Pink's Hot Dogs To Close For 2 Months Amid Covid Surge

In 2018, Pink's Hot Dogs paid respect to Aretha Franklin. The stand has been popular with celebrities, tourists and locals for years. (Chris Delmas/AFP/Getty Images)
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Pink's Hot Dogs announced it will close for approximately two months, starting this weekend.

Located at the corner of Melrose and La Brea, the 82-year-old hot dog stand will close on Sunday, January 3 at 7 p.m. "to keep our patrons and staff safe from the current Covid surge." It will reopen some time in March 2021, according to a December 31 tweet.

Pink's, which opened in 1939, is a tourist destination and a popular pit stop for late-night partiers. Without either of those revenue streams, the Hollywood hot dog stand has probably been hurting for business.

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It's hardly the only restaurant to close, whether temporarily or permanently. 2020 was a brutal year for restaurants. By some estimates, the pandemic may end up shuttering up to a one-third of Southern California's restaurants.

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