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The Original Kasper’s Hot Dogs in Northport has closed, soon to be replaced by a “Mexican concept” restaurant. The wiener-focused eatery, under the same ownership as Nina's Pizzeria,  has already been through two openings and as many closings since its 2011 debut.

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Franco La Rocca, executive chef for Nina’s, Kasper’s and its soon-to-hatch replacement, said that the hot dog-themed place across from the harbor did fine in summer but was “too much of a lunch spot” to make it through the colder months at that location.

But, he added, don’t rule out a rebirth of Kasper’s, next time at a more suitable spot for year-round survival.