Straniere Closes Hot Dog Store, Cites Rise in Price of Pig Lips
NY13 Blog digs out a July YouTube interview of GOP Congressional candidate Bob Straniere, in which Straniere says "I consider Staten Island my home," though he maintains a residence in Manhattan. Till recently Straniere maintained a business there too -- the interview takes place at Straniere's New York Hot Dog Company in Tribeca -- but the Advance announced on Friday that Straniere is closing NYHDC, citing a jump in costs. "You can't raise the price of a hot dog all that much," he told the Advance. Straniere, shown above opening the company in 2007 with Curtis Sliwa of the Guardian Angels, is being sued by a former partner in the venture.
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