Atlanta’s Oldest Gay Owned Adult Novelty Store Is Closing After 44 Years!
It seemed just like yesterday, we recieved the bad news of Outwrite Bookstore, Atlanta’s infamous gay bookstore was moving from it’s landmark location (as of today, there is no update as to where they are moving!). For the past couple of years in Atlanta alone, we have seen the closing of alot of gay owned businesses.
In this case, Poster Hut was given a week to closed down and move out by Dec 16. according to the owner of the adult novelty store.
Mike Abbott, owner of Poster Hut on Cheshire Bridge Road, confirmed today the store is closing after being open for 44 years.
“I’m pretty much devastated but I’m trying to do the best that I can,” Abbott, who is gay, said this afternoon.
An employee said yesterday the store was closing, but wasn’t sure when.
Abbott, 61, bought the iconic Atlanta store four years ago from Gary Goldberg. Goldberg still owns the building the store is located in, Abbott explained, and Goldberg is evicting Abbott for being behind on rent.
“I passed too long on the rent. I was told to get out by tonight, basically, that I had to be out by Dec. 16,” Abbott said. “I was given a week’s notice.”
A significant downturn in the economy over the past few years made it difficult for the store to get customers through the doors, Abbott said.