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Anti-LGBT message found in restroom at Hamburger Mary's
by Carrie Maxwell, Windy City Times
2016-05-30

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At closing time on May 28, one of the bartenders working for the Andersonville Brewing side of Hamburger Mary's/Mary's Attic did his regular check of the restrooms and found an anti-LGBT message—"Die Fags"—on the inside of one of the two single occupancy bathrooms in the establishment.

The bartender texted owner Ashley Wright, who was at home and asleep at the time, to alert him. When Wright saw the text message the next morning, he immediately went to Andersonville Brewing to see the damage.

Wright called 311 to report the incident upon his arrival. The police have followed up with Wright a couple of times to check in and get more information.

The door has since been repainted by Wright in a multitude of colors and is currently open for use.

"I'm hoping to find something in the security footage that's recorded inside the all of our establishments even though there isn't a camera inside our restrooms," said Wright. "It's interesting that this occurred a week after we were featured on the CBS show Undercover Boss. Since then we've received a lot publicity and positive responses from our customers. I don't know if there's a correlation between the two incidents but it makes you wonder."


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