Eat and Drink Gray’s Papaya to open new hot dog joint in midtown Manhattan Gray's Papaya will open another hot dog restaurant in midtown Manhattan by the end of 2016. Photo Credit: Getty Images By Ivan Pereira email@example.com @IvanPer4 Updated August 29, 2016 4:53 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email You can’t keep a good dog down. Gray’s Papaya will open a location at 8th Avenue between West 39th and West 40th streets by the end of the year, according to Crain’s New York. The spot, 612 Eighth Ave., is just two blocks from its previous midtown location, which closed in 2011. A representative for Hata Realty Corp., which owns the location, told the paper that it signed a 20-year lease with the hot dog joint. Hata Realty and Gray’s Papaya’s owners couldn’t immediately be reached for additional comment. The eatery’s owners shut down its Greenwich Village location at 402 Sixth Ave. in 2014 after the landlord raised the rent by $20,000, after 28 years of business. Currently, there is only one Gray’s Papaya, at West 72nd Street and Broadway. By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.