In the magazine this week, Nicholas Gray, the man behind Gray’s Papaya, laments, “My payroll goes up, my rent goes up, my insurance. The cost of food is astronomical these days.” No doubt about it, even hot-dog stands are suffering: First New York City Hot Dog shuttered after a 50 percent drop in business, and now you can cross Clinton Papaya off the list of Papaya imitators. Definitely not one of the better Papaya imitators, mind you, but the kids over at the Delancey will feel the loss.
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