Legendary Hotdog Stand Bæjarins Beztu Forced To Move Again - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Legendary Hotdog Stand Bæjarins Beztu Forced To Move Again

Published November 2, 2016

Photos by
Jón Benediktsson

For the second time in just over a year, the legendary Bæjarins beztu hot dog stand will once again be forced to move a few metres away from its current location.

MBL reports that the City of Reykjavík has released a new planning proposal for Hafn­ar­stræt­is­reit­ur, the square which houses amongst other things the hot dog stand and the Grapevine offices. A hotel is being built there (with mixed consequences), and it looks like the hot dog stand will have to move once again – to a new location about two or three metres away.

Bald­ur Ingi Hall­dórs­son, the managing director of the stand, is not particularly worried about the move. On the contrary, he is optimistic that the new square will be more visually appealing than the asphalt lot the stand current rests on.

This marks the second time in over a year that the stand has had to move. In September 2015, when the foundation for the hotel was being dug, the stand was moved a whole four metres from its previous location.

No word yet on whether this will be the last time the hot dog stand will have to move elsewhere to accommodate the hotel.

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