Hot Diggity Dog closes after five months

by Jill Jensen

About five months after its opening, Hot Diggity Dog in Stadium Village papered its windows and left a note announcing its closure Thursday.

The owners, University of St. Thomas graduates Andrew Jorgensen and Cody Swede, wrote a note that they closed “due to slow sales and other circumstances.”

The store, which sold hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches and bratwurst, opened Aug. 22 last year in the store formerly opened by Village Pizza.

In a previous Minnesota Daily article, Nancy Pribyl, president of the Stadium Village Commercial Association, said a struggling economy, unpredictable student spending and light-rail construction were all impediments to the store’s success.

A ‘for lease’ sign now occupies the door.