Los Perros Locos Will Cease Slinging Hot Dogs at 201 Allen Street Tomorrow
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For a while there, two hot dog joints battled for supremacy at the head of Allen Street – Links and Los Perros Locos. Both ultimately met the same fate though, with the latter closing tomorrow night. Owner Alex Mitow took to Facebook to convey the departure message to fans. “Running a retail storefront in the Lower East Side is, simply put, no longer financially and creatively viable for me,” he wrote.
But it’s not all goodbyes. Mitow announced that 201 Allen Street “will undergo a rapid transformation” into a food-based incubator space for pop-ups, chefs, artists, etc. He’s paired up with miLES to fetch a “rotating stable of entrepreneurs and artisans who can utilize the space.”
As for the Los Perros Locos brand, Mitow plans to revive the concept as both an event-based institution inside the foodie festival circuit and, possibly, shopping malls. It’s called LPL ¡MOVIL!.
Mitow also noted that, “This has been a VERY difficult decision for me to make but in the end this is best for me and the brand, so that we can continue on unencumbered by the day-to-day stressful uphill battle of running a high-cost, low-margin business.”
Tomorrow night is the closing party for Los Perros Locos at 201 Allen Street, 9pm onward.
Los Perros debuted at 201 Allen Street in 2013.