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  • Andersonville and Rogers Park

    By Billy Gubrud. Created on May 5, 2020.

    There have been a lot of people asking how the gay and lesbian bar and restaurant owners and their staff have been doing during the pandemic. In this first installment of my story, I have reached out to the incredible owners in Andersonville and Rogers Park. (Boystown next week).

    Ashley Wright, Co-Owner, Hamburger Mary’s, Mary’s Attic, Andersonville Brewing Company

    How badly has the pandemic affected your business and you personally?

    To say this has had a negative impact is the understatement of the century. Our sales are less than 5% of what they were before the pandemic. We’re doing …

  • Bartenders and the Pandemic

    By Billy Gubrud. Created on May 5, 2020.

    I’ve been lucky to be able to work within the LGBT community for 20 plus years. I started at the very young age of 25 years old. During this time I have gotten to know many people over the years that work within the community. I have featured three bartenders in this first installment about how they are handling the pandemic and their opinions on the future.

    Jason, Mary’s Attic

    How are you handling not being able to work during the pandemic?

    Fortunately I got my unemployment squared away immediately, as money was my biggest concern. At first I …