Our post on Wednesday about the imminent demise of Poster Hut, the Cheshire Bridge Road gay novelties store open for 44 years, prompted a litany of reactions – surprise, memories of buying porn cards, critiques of their business plan and lament over another gay-owned business biting the dust.
Turns out the store’s closing is pretty straight-forward: Bum economy, few customers, overdue rent and an eviction.
Lkngood summed up the general consensus about Poster Hut’s closure.
Interesting since i just had a conversation with an out of town friend this weekend while walking by that i didn’t know HOW this place stayed open so long because i never see any cars in the parking lot. I myself only been in the place probably three times in the 16yrs i’ve lived here- 10 of those practically around the corner from the place. It somehow failed to enter the consciousness whenever I needed anything they offered.
Posted Hut was the very first novelty store I ever went to back in the 90’s when I was still a “Gay in training”. Memories. So sad to see the de-gaying of midtown:(
Shawn Tidwell lumped it together with the closing of Backstreet, nevermind that the 24-hour dance club shut its doors in 2004.
wOw… Backstreet, Poster Hut. SMH Hate these landmarks are going.
But Lica Browning summed it up best.
Clutch the pearls and GASP!
Recall a memorable trip to Poster Hut? How about the first item you bought at the store? Tell us about it in the comments section below.