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The JoJo burger at Nic's Place in Oklahoma City, Monday, July 23, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman
The JoJo burger at Nic's Place in Oklahoma City, Monday, July 23, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman

The Oklahoman's Dave Cathey profiles the creator of perhaps OKC's best burger, Justin Nicholas. 

About 20 years ago, a kid from Grady County kid used monies he'd cobbled together running a lawn service and flipping small houses to purchase a unique property in the Ten-Penn corridor, putting into motion a dream come true.

Justin Nicholas spent years building relationships with craftsman and contractors, working shoulder to shoulder with them over the years in the world of homebuilding and maintenance — all the while harboring a dream.

"Ever since I was a little kid, I thought it would be cool to have my own restaurant," Nicholas recalled.

He never shared the dream with anyone, but when he saw a property come available that had both a house he could refashion into a multiunit and a small lunch counter he pounced.

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The JoJo burger at Nic's Place in Oklahoma City, Monday, July 23, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman

The JoJo burger at Nic's Place in Oklahoma City, Monday, July 23, 2018. Photo by Anya Magnuson, The Oklahoman

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