Cheshire Bridge Road – lined with strip clubs, bars and sex shops – has been Atlanta's own red light district for years. But photographer Teri Darnell has found creative inspiration on the corridor and is telling its story through thousands of photos.
The futuristic round former bank building on Monroe Drive that's the work of famed gay architect Henri Jova is slated to be torn down and replaced with, wait for it, a five-story self-storage building.
It's fluffed, buffed and rebranded. The welcome center to gay Atlanta's sexy times on Cheshire Bridge Road has undergone a months-long renovation that revamped its exterior and expanded its interior to make it more of an LGBT toy store and play spa.
A redevelopment surge that is sterilizing the quirk off Cheshire Bridge Road and threatening the strip's gay bars and businesses claimed another parcel – the longtime home of a popular Italian restaurant.
The controversial AIDS Healthcare Foundation continues to expand its footprint in Atlanta, this time with plans for a thrift store blocks from a popular one that funds efforts to care for homeless LGBT youth.
The expansive porn palace and gloryhole haven Inserection – the welcome center to gay Atlanta's red light strip on Cheshire Bridge – is knee deep into an $800,000 renovation transforming the building and the business.
Think of Cheshire Bridge Road and the city's red-light district conjures up images of bars and strip clubs. A gay doctor wants to help change that but his plans for a new office are snagged in red tape.