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Encased meat emergency: Hot Doug’s to close

Doug Sohn chats with customers as he takes orders Hot Doug's Tuesday May 6 2014.  Sohn announced thhis restaurant

Doug Sohn chats with customers as he takes orders at Hot Doug's on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Sohn announced that his restaurant would close in October of this year. Peter Holderness / Sun-Times

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Updated: May 6, 2014 9:56PM

Expect lots of whining about weiners as popular gourmet hotdog stand Hot Doug’s, 3324 N. California in the Avondale neighborhood, goes on “permanent vacation” Oct. 4, according to the company’s website.

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