If you're a huge fan, and I mean huge fan of the "Golden Girls," you'll be thankful at how close we live to New York City because it means you're that much closer to one of the coolest "Golden Girls" fan attractions ever.

Most of us grew up watching the "Golden Girls" as the show aired from 1985 to 1992 and has lived in syndication since, so this is amazing news for hardcore fans.

The man who says he was real-life best friends with "Golden Girls" actress, Rue McClanahan is set to open the world's very first "Golden Girls" themed restaurant in the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City and it's opening soon- in September of this year.

Michael J. LaRue, who was best friends with the late Rue McClanahan (she played the very feisty Blanche Devereaux on the show) is the brains behind this operation.

According to CBS2 in New York City, the restaurant will be decorated with some of McClanahan's personal items as well as memorabilia from the show. The menu will feature soups, salads, wraps, desserts and, of course, wine.

94-year-old Betty White is the only surviving Golden Girl and sources say she plans to make an appearance at the grand opening. 

[via CBS]

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