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Hot Dog Restaurant Frank Suddenly Shuts Down in San Antonio

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Southtown San Antonio hot dog joint Frank abruptly announced their closure on Instagram on Monday, writing, in part, “It is with great gratitude that we as a Frank family say Thank You for the last few wonderful years of business and friendship! Frank would like to formally announce that we will be closing our 1150 S. Alamo location effective immediately. We will be moving forward to focus and fully realize our other collective business ventures and individual projects.”

Frank’s impressive-looking location was once the Alamo Methodist Church, giving the hot dog eatery a grand feeling complete with old stained glass windows. According to Eater Austin, the restaurant’s menu was the same as the original location in downtown Austin which includes hot dogs, sausages, cocktails, waffle fries, and vegetarian options. Also like its Austin counterpart, KSAT writes Frank also functioned as a live music venue.

For now, it appears the Austin Frank location (which opened in 2009) is still in good standing. Eater Austin says that the owners seem to be focusing more on their Austin ventures. “Frank is keeping itself busy. It took over the food and beverage programs at the historic Scholz Garten last year, and it opened its second Austin outpost up in Urban Outfitters’ Space 24 Twenty on the Drag last fall,” they explain.