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Outwrite bookstore, one of Atlantaâ€™s literary landmarks for gays and lesbians, is moving from it’s current location after eighteen years of servicing the community. Phillip Rafshoon, the cafĂ© and bookstoreâ€™s owner, cited increasing rent prices and a change in demographics as two reasons for theÂ 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. Â But places do matter. What other gay location is there like this? Â What kind of hangout spot? Â There’s this. There’s gay bars. Â I don’t want to hang out in a bar all the time.â€ť [AtlantaProgressiveNews]
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Correction: This post originally stated that Outwrite was closing instead of moving.