New Wallingford restaurant Dog House Grill closes ‘until further notice’

New Wallingford restaurant Dog House Grill closes ‘until further notice’


WALLINGFORD — Dog House Grill, a new restaurant that opened along Route 5 this summer, closed last week due to “unforeseen circumstances,” a sign posted in the restaurant’s window said.

The restaurant closed Friday a couple days before it was scheduled to host a hot dog eating contest to raise money for areas affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as the local animal shelter. The sign stated that the restaurant will be closed “until further notice.”

“We’d like to thank the town of Wallingford for their hospitality,” co-owner Derek Amodio told the Record-Journal this week. “We’re saddened by the fact we had to close down so soon. We look forward to, once the dust settles, being able to serve the community again.”

Amodio said he couldn’t comment further.

Dog House Grill opened this summer in the former Greek Guy location at 628 S. Colony Road after Greek Guy owner Chris Nakis decided to move his restaurant to a larger location along Route 5.

Amodio owned the restaurant along with Nakis.

Nakis declined to comment on the closing.

The restaurant served hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches and a variety of appetizers.
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