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Downtown Location of Frank Temporarily Closes Over Unpaid Taxes

The hot dog specialist hopes to reopen soon

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Lafayette dog and a beer from Frank
Lafayette dog and a beer from Frank
Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

The original location of hot dog purveyor Frank has shuttered following a seizure by the Texas Comptroller’s Office, according to a story reported by Austin360. The closure only affects the original location at 407 Colorado Street—the location in the Urban Outfitters Space 24 Twenty on Guadalupe Street is still open.

Owners told Austin360 the closure was the result of a tax burden from the San Antonio location, which shuttered last month, but that they were working on the issue and hoped to re-open in “about a week.”

Frank’s San Antonio location closed “to focus and fully realize our other collective business ventures and individual projects,” which include taking over food operations at the history Scholz Garten (these are also not affected by the closure). There was also a location in Nacogdoches that closed in 2011.

The restaurant is known for signature sausages, beers, and cocktails, especially bloody marys (though cocktails are not available at Space 24 Twenty).