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LGBT favorite Hamburger Mary’s plans its Vegas return

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Remember Hamburger Mary’s? The national LGBT-themed chain restaurant and bar with drag queens and creatively named offerings (i.e. the Bossy Bottom) was a Fruit Loop-adjacent mainstay (at Paradise Road and Harmon Avenue) between 2002 and 2006. Eleven years later, Flair Nightclub owner Lou Placencia has acquired the franchise license for Las Vegas and, pending county approval, will split his property between the existing dance spot and a new (and bigger) Mary’s, which will boast a kitchen, dining room, performance stage and patio area. It might also potentially benefit from a connection to popular TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, for which Mary’s is a sponsor. Returning general manager (and Las Vegas Pride executive director) Ernie Yuen is predicting a mid-summer opening. “It’s gonna be quite unique, and like everything else in Vegas: over the top and crazy.”

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