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Glen Burnie staple, Michael's 8th Avenue, will close its doors

Posted at 6:19 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 18:19:33-05

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — Michaels' 8th Avenue where locals saw fights, weddings, bull roasts and crab feasts will be closing its doors.

Harry and May Wagner opened the pace back in the 1950s and, from there, their son, Mike, the State Senator, took it over and the business.

Mike son, Scott, took over and added a boxing ring and they had ball room boxing and suddenly the whole world was watching from Michaels 8th Avenue.

It is with a heavy heart we share that after 30 years Michaels is being forced to close our doors. Our property...

Posted by Michael's Eighth Avenue on Friday, December 4, 2020

"Boxing match’s, wedding receptions, just family parties, we’ve hosted hundreds and hundreds of fundraisers," said Sarah Roman, an employee at the establishment. "Gosh we have been a part, a monumental part of the community for last 30 years. It’s been incredible."

The lease on the place is expiring and won't be renewed. It's tough to stay in business during these times, but Michaels 8th Avenue will stay in our hearts forever.