Last day for Wonderdogs in Campustown

Published 07/03 2013 05:03PM

Updated 07/08 2013 02:07PM

CHAMPAIGN -- Wednesday is the last day of business for a Campustown staple; Wonderdogs. Customers have been eating Chicago-style hot dogs there for 27 years. For 13 of those, it's been on Wright Street.

Usually the restaurant opens at 11 am, but there was already a line before that Wednesday morning. Jay Feiz, who owns the restaurant, says he'll miss seeing his customers the most.

"I get to know people who come here for 27 years," said Feiz. "They were kids when they used to come to my shop and now they bring their own kids and you get to know them. They become almost like family."

Feiz says he's leaving because his landlord raised the rent and he couldn't afford it. Plus he's 65 years old and has been working 12-hour days, six days a week ever since he opened shop. You can still grab a dog or gyro if you hurry. Wonderdogs closes for the last time at 7 pm Wednesday.

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