Park Slope favorite Bark Hot Dogs is closing its doors after seven years in business, owner Joshua Sharkey confirms. The team sent out a notice to their customers on Tuesday morning saying that the final day of service will be Super Bowl Sunday. "We are so grateful for all of our fans over the years and want to thank each and every one of you for your support and patronage," the email says.
Bark Hot Dog also recently closed its second location in Greenwich Village, after just six months in business. At the time, Sharkey said that sales were growing but were not enough to keep pace with "very high rent prices" in the neighbrohood. He also talked of plans to enter the retail space with Bark's popular hot dogs and condiments. But Sharkey says in an email that rent isn't to blame for the Park Slope location shutter, just that "there are many reasons" why they're closing.
The restaurant, which became known for its hot dogs, burgers, and relishes, will be offering its housemade condiments for $5-per-pound this week as a special in its final days. No future locations are planned, Sharkey says.