Nevermind that pesky fire. The gay-owned Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium is back, re-opening on Wednesday after going dark for a week.
Owner Grant Henry offered his appreciation for the help and support that led to the bar's quick re-opening in a Facebook post on Saturday.
“Without the staff, parishioners, community, and other business' support this wouldn't be possible to only be out a week. Thank you all,” Henry said.
Now, back to those expansion plans and Church Murch, the retail outlet Henry plans to open in October. Yep, it's a store just down Edgewood Avenue from Church. Via What Now Atlanta:
And on the seventh day, entrepreneur Grant Henry planned a new retail store piggybacking off the success of Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium — a bar filled with his kitschy religious artwork that playfully mocks traditional church culture.
Church Murch will retail everything from “vintage choir robes with 'I F*cked Fear At Church' embroidered on them,” “F*ck Fear” t-shirts, hoodies, and hats, to greeting cards, coffee mugs, Bible Belts, coozies, “Church dildo bottle openers,” bumper stickers, and Sister Louisa's art.