Kevin Sousa closing Station Street Hot Dogs in East Liberty
November 3, 2014 12:25 PM
Station Street Hot Dogs, opened by Kevin Sousa in February 2012, will close later this month.
By Gretchen McKay / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Station Street Hot Dogs, the gourmet hot dog shop that Kevin Sousa opened in February 2012 on Broad Street in East Liberty, is closing its doors Nov. 22.
“In light of new projects and responsibilities, we have decided not to renew [our lease],” which is up at the end of November, Mr. Sousa reported via social media. “We are grateful to have had the opportunity to occupy this historic space and provide our brand of fun, casual food and service for the last three years.”
Plans are also underway to give up ownership of Union Pig and Chicken, the Western Pennsylvania-style barbecue restaurant he opened around the same time on North Highland Avenue. It will go through an employee buyout, the details of which will also be announced via social media when they’re worked out, Mr. Sousa said.
To give staff time to interview for new positions, only lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Station Street starting tomorrow.
In February, Mr. Sousa sold his interest in Salt of the Earth in Garfield to architects and co-owners Doug and Liza Cruze, so he would have more time to focus on Superior Motors, the restaurant he's designing and building across the street from Edgar Thomson Steel Works in Braddock. It is set to open sometime early next year.
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