Doggi Style, the heavenly hot dog shop with the double entendre name closed its doors yesterday after a long struggle by its owner to keep it afloat.
Owner Laura Schloeter told Short Order that closing was a decision purely based on economics. "I couldn't keep it open any more. The expenses of running the business were piling up."
Doggi Style started out as a hot dog cart in December 2008 and became so popular that Schloeter opened her shop on SW 67th Avenue in July 2012. "And I stayed there until yesterday," she said.
Short Order put Doggi Style on the number two spot of Miami's ten best hot dogs and it made the 2011 Miami New Times "Best Of" list for its chicken sandwich.
If you're feeling bleak thinking about the lack of hot dogs in your world, here's something to make your day a little brighter: Schloeter plans on bringing the cart out at least once a month, with a long-term goal of reopening a shop. "I definitely want to open another store, but it's going to take me about a year to save some money."
Here's a note from Doggi Style's owner Laura to her fans:
Sadly, yesterday was doggi style's last day at 2342 SW 67th Ave.
We are going to be out of business for some time.
This is a note to thank you for being part of this dream. The last 5 years were WONDERFUL!!! and we owe you that. Thank you for your support, your comments, and for help us to expand our clientele.
I'm planning to work once in a while with the hot dog cart that I started with, and my way to let you know the location will be social media, so please add me to your friends on facebook, twitter or instagram.
Also, if you want to have doggi style for an event, or just want to say Hi, please contact me at 678)231-8392.
Once again, Thank you for being a Doggi Style's Customer!!
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