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Termini’s hot-dog stand bent on August opening

The hot dog stand that developer Rocco Termini is putting into a shipping container-based building at 128 Genesee St. – that is equally known for the risque name – should be open at the beginning of August.

“It’s under construction now,” he said of Dog é Style. “It’ll be gourmet hot dogs and more, with a full bar,” Termini said. Chef Mike Andrzejewski, who has partnered with Termini in downtown Italian restaurant Tappo, will consult on the menu, but it hasn’t been worked out yet.

Termini will be overseeing the restaurant-themed apparel, among other details. “We’re going to have an online competition for designing the T-shirts,” Termini said. In other words, double entendres will be on the menu.

“People have been talking since we announced it,” said Termini. “If it didn’t have that name, no one would have noticed we were opening a hot dog stand in downtown Buffalo.”