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Outwrite bookstore, one of Atlanta’s literary landmarks for gays and lesbians, is moving from it’s current location after eighteen years of servicing the community. Phillip Rafshoon, the café and bookstore’s owner, cited increasing rent prices and a change in demographics as two reasons for the move. Rafshoon is currently looking for a new location for Outwrite in the Atlanta area. Larry Doyle, a store customer for fifteen years, told Atlanta Progressive News:
“Places matter more than people think. People say, oh, it’s just a store, it’s just a house…oh it’s all on the Internet now. But places do matter. What other gay location is there like this? What kind of hangout spot? There’s this. There’s gay bars. I don’t want to hang out in a bar all the time.” [AtlantaProgressiveNews]
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Correction: This post originally stated that Outwrite was closing instead of moving.