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Hot dog shop opens in Blacksville

It was a summer night at the Wadestown County Fair that Lisa and Bryan Raber found a spark of inspiration — a hot dog shop.

Weezer’s. The nickname came from Lisa’s niece, after a character in the1989 movie “Steel Magnolias.” The restaurant is  at 5992 Mason-Dixon Highway, Blacksville, where a beauty shop used to be.

“We didn’t even have a hot dog recipe when this all started,” she said. “Hard work and dedication are what’s got us here.”

The hours of the shop are 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and  10-30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

For 20 years, Lisa worked at Mon Health Obstetrics & Gynecology, as a front desk patient representative. She never had a dream of owning a hot dog shop; it’s been just over a month that the eatery has been in business.

“Never in my wildest imagination did I think I would ever own a restaurant. Never,” Lisa said. “It was never a goal; it was never a dream. I could not do this without my sister’s help.”

Lisa said it had been her sister’s dream to open up a soup and sandwich shop, and they eventually decided on  a restaurant that specializes in hot dogs; a restaurant Lisa said she has been very blessed to have.

For the small community of Blacksville, it is much like a large family settled in one area, and Lisa said it has been amazing to see a small town blossom with many unique businesses.

“We’ve had great support from the community and the surrounding state of Pennsylvania, since we are on the Mason-Dixon line,” Lisa said. “I feel like Blacksville is kind of coming back to life.”

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Interior of Weezer's