Relish This: Papaya King Hitting St. Marks Place


Hot dogPapaya King, the Upper East Side institution, is set to open on St. Marks Place.

And the mystery of the big box is solved: the storefront at 3 St. Marks Place will be the 80-year-old hotdog shop’s second Manhattan location, not including the 14th Street outpost that closed in 2009.

Workers said they had been building out the space between Second and Third Avenues for about two weeks but didn’t know when it would be completed.

The question now becomes: will Anthony Bourdain, a fan of both Japadog and Papaya King, opt for one, the other, or both?