Doggone: Gray’s Papaya Closes Hell’s Kitchen Location

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Photo: Shanna Ravindra

Looks like those 50-cent dogs werent the best business plan: Grays Papaya has quietly shuttered its Hells Kitchen location owing to what Eater hears is a rent issue, meaning the area is losing not one, but two New York institutions (and dont forget the closing of Hickeys nearby). And now we add it to the papaya graveyard. Its horrible news, but probably a lifesaver for those of us who couldnt decide between a Papaya dog or a White Castle (and always ended up getting both) when traversing the fast-food wonderland that is Eighth Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets.

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