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The Original Hot Dog Shop Closes Down

OAKLAND (KDKA) - It appears a staple of Pittsburgh has shut its doors.

The Original Hot Dog Shop in Oakland was empty on Saturday afternoon and word spread quickly around social media, including a message from Pitt Football coach Pat Narduzzi.

Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Bryce Lutz

According to "The Blessing Board" a non-profit organization that provides donated household furnishings to those in need at no cost, said that Bruce Simon, an owner of The Original Hot Dog Shop, donated 35,000 pounds of potatoes and other food to give to Light of Life.

"A few weeks ago, because of the coronavirus and a number of other things, Bruce decided to close," the video said.

TBB 365 20.106 Meet Doug Rehberg, Chairman of the Board at The Blessing Board and Senior Pastor at Hebron Presbyterian Church. Ron, Richie and Ed worked with Doug today to deliver 70 boxes of potatoes to Light of Life for people in need in the Pittsburgh area. Each box held 50lbs of potatoes that were donated by Bruce, the owner of the Original Hot Dog Shop. Many thanks to all who helped make this happen! #theblessingboard #tbb365 #donate #volunteerpittsburgh #instagood #volunteering #grateful #love #followme #westmoreland #alleghenyco #CovidCantStopGOOD #lightoflife #hebron15235 #theoriginalhotdogshop

Posted by The Blessing Board on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

KDKA's Shelby Cassesse stopped by The Original Hot Dog Shop on Saturday and saw locked doors, an empty store, and even the grill had been removed.

We have reached out to The Original Hot Dog Shop for comment and are awaiting a response.

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