Prairie Dogs, a place we’ve found to serve some of the best hot dog spots in the state, will be shutting its doors at the end of the month. It may reopen at a new location.
Details in the press release from Tobie Nidetz:
In November 2014 Prairie Dogs found a home on Lake Street. In the two years since, the restaurant has seen a lot of ups and downs…but a little too many downs. Even after the accolades of the patrons, food writers and a national television network, we found the curse of location to be too strong. There was something keeping people away from our door and we were never able to figure out why. As customer counts dropped our bills piled up. Now we see no way to stay in business at this location. Our last day of operation will be a whale of a party on New Year’s Eve.
From the beginning we knew we had something special and unique. We knew it would take a bit of a learning curve to get the marketplace to see hot dogs and sausages in a new light. That light however was either not strong enough or the place we had chosen to introduce this concept to the Twin Cities and shine that light was not a location our guests enjoyed to come.
So, on to better things. We are in the process of looking for a spot that will give us the opportunity to continue serving our great food and give Prairie Dogs the life it deserves. In the meantime, our products will still be available at U.S. Bank Stadium and we may even return to a pop up or two along the way.