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Southern Nights remodels to keep pace with changing Cheshire Bridge

With an influx of new development and tons of apartments, Cheshire Bridge Road is changing. So one longtime business on the strip catering to LGBTQ customers decided it was time for a remake.

Photographer celebrates people of infamous Cheshire Bridge

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.

Gay Atlanta sex shop closes after two decades

A sex shop adjacent to gay Atlanta's red light district on Cheshire Bridge Road has closed after nearly two decades of providing happy endings to gay men 24 hours a day.

Cheshire Bridge trading strippers for apartments

The sterilization of Cheshire Bridge Road kicked up a notch as bulldozers have demolished their way to the front doors of several LGBT bars and businesses on the corridor known for its nightlife.

HIV group launches new thrift store on Cheshire Bridge

With oversized scissors and a big red ribbon, AIDS Healthcare Foundation opened its first thrift store in Atlanta on Saturday and launched a facility that also offers free HIV tests and pharmacy.

Gay businesses safe from Cheshire wrecking ball

A cluster of gay businesses in the middle of the redevelopment surge that is sweeping through Cheshire Bridge Road will remain in place and open.

Gay Atlanta architect’s iconic building to be bulldozed

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.

Cheshire Bridge’s play spa fluffs, buffs and expands

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.

Development squeeze keeps pinching Cheshire

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.

Will HIV agency conflict with LNF thrift store?

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.

New apartments put squeeze on gay Atlanta bars

A developer wants to wedge a five-story apartment complex between gay bars on Cheshire Bridge Road, another step in the sterilization of the strip known for its gay nightlife and sexy parts.

Inserection fluffs and buffs its sexy Cheshire package

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.

Squeeze is on for Cheshire Bridge’s gay parts

The squeeze is on for gay Atlanta's red light district as developers continue to do what the city couldn't – sterilize the adult-oriented strip with apartments and quaint street-level retail.

Cheshire Bridge’s sexy parts getting squeezed

The Botox with a bulldozer that is slowly transforming Cheshire Bridge Road may get another big boost, adding to the pressure to neuter the strip's sexy parts.

Gay doc battles city to open on Cheshire Bridge

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.

Biz wants to add bondage rooms to its gloryholes

The porn palace and gloryhole haven Inserection hopes to refashion itself into a nightclub with playrooms for sex, bondage and more. Consider it a new spin on the gay-popular phrase "party and play."

Strip club Bliss closes after troubled 3-year run

Gay strip club and drag queen birthday hotspot Bliss Atlanta abruptly closed its doors, issuing its last call after a troubled three-year run of offering up sexy manparts twirling on polls.

Cheshire is changing but you can keep your porn

The effort to neuter Cheshire Bridge's sexy parts failed last summer, but the rough-edged corridor will soon see some changes. Consider it Botox with a bulldozer.

Would you shack up at the ‘new’ Cheshire inn?

What would it take for you to rent a room at the place where gay relationships come and go by the hour? The Cheshire Motor Inn hopes its "new rooms" will do the trick.

Alex Wan is done with Cheshire’s sex shops

Alex Wan preached against Cheshire Bridge Road's sexy parts, but now he's turning the page. The gay Atlanta City Council member says his fight with the strip's sex shops is over.