The Wiener’s Circle, the infamous Lincoln Park hot dog stand known for spicy service and regular digs at the Oval Office’s current occupant on its marquee, will continue to serve late-night revelers now that its owners have purchased the property at 2622-2624 N. Clark Street, Crain’s reports.
Last June, reports of the 12,942-square-foot property being for sale sent fans into a panic, and many feared new ownership would demolish the Wiener’s Circle in favor of a new development. The then-landlord wanted to bundle the property with a neighboring apartment building that also housed Snow Dragon Shavery.
In the end, the Wiener’s Circle owner Ari Levy, son of Chicago restaurateur Larry Levy of Levy Restaurants, and a group of new owners purchased the land and plan to keep slinging hot dogs (and insults) and pouring shakes at the same location. They reportedly paid $1.5 million for the property. Representatives have yet to respond to a request for comment.
Owners opened a stand inside the Rosemont minor-league stadium in May of last year, and operated a short-lived Las Vegas location. The stand gained national notoriety thanks to mentions on NPR’s This American Life, an appearance on Conan, and a TruTV reality series.