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Gray’s Papaya Greenwich Village location closed indefinitely

Posted at 11:01 AM, Jan 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-09 11:01:46-05
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Crews were seen taking down Gray’s Papaya neon sign Wednesday. (Photo: Rolando Pujol/WPIX)

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Gray’s Papaya, New York City’s go-to hotdog eatery, is closed one of their last locations.

The Greenwich Village location of the iconic NYC restaurant was shuttered Wednesday, construction crews photographed dismantling the storefront.

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The iconic eatery was unexpectedly shuttered Wednesday. (Photo: Rolando Pujol/WPIX)

The sole Gray’s is now on the Upper West Side. The midtown location closed in 2011.

An employee at the Upper West Side restaurant told PIX11 the Eight Street and Sixth Avenue spot is “closed for now” and they have not received word from the owner, Paul Gray, on what will be done with it.

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(Photo: Rolando Pujol/WPIX)

Calls to Gray were not immediately returned.

Gray’s came to the city in 1973.

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(Photo: Rolando Pujol/WPIX)