Effective today, The Original Double Dog; a hot dog and sandwich shop located at 40 East Vincennes Street in Linton, is officially closed. A sign on the door notified customers of the news.
Opened in April of 2008, The Double Dog was the second new eatery introduced to Downtown Linton that year, following the creation of the Francisco de Borja coffee shop on Main Street. It was, what some citizens had hoped would be, the beginning of a revitalization with new businesses moving in to serve Downtown visitors. With sea foam green walls, tin ceiling, and nostalgic atmosphere, The Double Dog brought a bit of history back to life of the former Daisy Cigar Store building, allowing patrons, young and old, to sip on marshmallow colas and flavored sodas.
The onset of a poor economy in the Fall of 2008 made for tough competition to the newly opened restaurant. As consumers hunkered down and braced themselves for a recession, expenditures at restaurants like The Double Dog were the first to be nixed from family budgets. As people opted for value menu items at fast food chains, the premium chicken salad sandwiches and all-beef hot dogs served at The Double Dog were simply forgotten.
Despite an upward swing in sales for 2010, The Lintonian owners felt that the best decision was to close the restaurant, which has been, and currently is, for sale.
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