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|Gilbert's to move into former Outwrite building; promises to honor legacy of corner of 'gay and gay'|
|by Dyana Bagby|
|March 30, 2012 12:59|
Gilbert's Cafe and Bar, the gay-friendly restaurant, is ready to take over the space at 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue where former gay landmark Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse was once located.
On the Facebook page named Gilbert's Expansion — 10th and Piedmont, Gilbert's owners Gilbert and Sean lay out their future plans, including honoring the space — long dubbed the corner of gay and gay — that has been an iconic location for LGBT Atlanta for more than a decade.
"The corner of 10th and Piedmont has been a beacon of progressive attitudes, acceptance and respect, we wish to continue that legacy as the city matures and welcomes an ever increasing diversity and a growing respect for general human rights," said owners Sean and Gilbert in a Facebook posting made yesterday.
The expansion into the former Outwrite space will be a different vibe than what the restaurant currently has, the owners add, and will, of course, be a place to eat and sip on cocktails.
The entire Facebook posting:
Dear Gilbert’s friends and family,
It is Official! We are very excited to announce the expansion of Gilbert’s, and wish to convey our thanks to the property owner for selecting Gilbert’s in front of many strong, established National “big-name” firms. Permitting process has begun to make this exciting new room a reality with unprecedented service to the midtown community.
We want to share our vision with you, so you can provide feedback, and contribute to shaping this project:
More about the project:
We will be posting regular updates on this FB page as things develop, so check back often! We will post pictures, ask questions and solicit your opinions.
Thank you for your interest, and taking your time to read this.
Gilbert and Sean
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