Business hopes to capitalize on Mardi Gras parade

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- It was a perfect storm of sorts in downtown St. Louis Tuesday.  St. Louis Blues fans and Mardi Gras revelers headed downtown at the same time.  

Blues fans were welcoming their new goailie, Ryan Miller to town.  Mardi Gras revelers caught beads from the floats rolling down Washington Avenue for about 20 minutes.

With all the extra foot-traffic, one business was hoping visitors would notice they plan to open in a matter of days.  Bobby`s Place is a sports bar and restaurant with locations in Valley Park and St. Charles.  The new location will be at 1130 Washington Avenue.  Blues legend Bobby Plager is behind the businesses.

The owner of the new Bobby`s Place on Washington Avenue hopes Tuesday`s Blues fans and Mardi Gras visitors will return.

"We`re shooting to open this weekend," said Brad Jureka, owner.  "If not, we`ll be open by next week at the latest."