Hamburger Mary’s Permanently Closed In Grand Rapids, Moves To East Side
As Drag Queen Restaurant Hamburger Mary's celebrates their new restaurant in Ypsilanti on the east side of Michigan, it appears they've ditched their West Michigan location.
Is Hamburger Mary's In Grand Rapids Closed?
An announcement on the facebook page for the Grand Rapids Hamburger Mary's Monday urged fans of the restaurant to join them at their new location in Ypsilanti.
It's the first post from the restaurant since January 5th, when they announced that they were pausing business at the GR Hamburger Mary's:
Well friends we have made a tough decision to “pause” business at Grand Rapids Hamburger Marys. The spike in Covid causing lack of employees and the negative impact on sales makes it irresponsible for us financially to continue opening at this point. The staff and house cast have been made aware… we are sad but hopeful we can regroup and get the doors back open sooner then later. We are hoping this is truly a pause and nothing more!
As this new post popped up, many fans of the restaurant began asking if the Grand Rapids location would open back up, and although the restaurant didn't directly address any of these questions, a low-level, yet excited, reply from three weeks ago confirms that the West Michigan Hamburger Mary's is indeed closed permanently:
We are closed permanently!
Why did Hamburger Mary's Close in West Michigan?
The restaurant has not made an official announcement, but many are lamenting the loss of a truly unique experience leaving West Michigan:
💔💔💔 heart broken. I tried Ypsi but the drive was over 2 hours and the venue is not well designed for drag shows. I will greatly miss going to the GR Mary’s with great parking, good lighting for meet & greets, and a venue without a bad seat in the house. I couldn’t even see the stage in Ypsi 😭. -Chelsea Zenker
Ypsi is too far a drive for me. So unfortunately no more Hamburger Mary’s for me either. Bummer! -Melissa Plaska Gard
I am sad to hear GR isn’t opening, but I understand the situation and wish you the best of luck in Yipsi! -Josh Haney
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