By CBSLA Staff

FAIRFAX DISTRICT (CBSLA) — Pink’s Hot Dogs, an iconic aspect of Los Angeles’ food landscape, is closing for two months starting Sunday night.

The business at LA Brea and Melrose avenues says the eatery will close through March starting at 7 p.m. onward.

The owners say the closure is intended to protect their employees and patrons from the recent surge in coronavirus cases.

Pink’s, which opened up about 81 years ago, also said it has plans to cover its staff financially until furlough benefits kick in.

The plan is to reopen in mid-March, but will depend on the pandemic at that time.