If you've been eagerly counting down the days 'til St. Louis can again boast a Hamburger Mary's, you'd best take a deep breath: the new franchise opens its doors to the public this Saturday, January 20.
It's a return to St. Louis for the drag queen-themed eatery, which saw its Midtown location close after a few years following one of its owners' 2012 arrest for embezzlement.The new location — a 10,000-square-foot space at 400 Washington Avenue — has all new owners and new ambitions. Co-owners Michael Dutzer and Rob Mansman also own Miss Gay America and Mr. Gay America, and they chose the space in part because it would be large enough to host those pageants. The husband-and-husband team is based in Baltimore; they are joined in the Hamburger Mary's venture by David Pardue, who lives in St. Louis.
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