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Old Today, 08:05 AM
 
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Cheshire Bridge Road’s long history as one of Atlanta’s most notorious nightlife destinations began as an accident of geography. When I-85 was constructed through the city in the early 1950s, DeKalb County and much of North Georgia still outlawed alcohol sales. As the first southbound exit inside the decidedly non-dry Fulton County, the previously residential street naturally became a magnet for restaurants, bars, and liquor stores.

In 1971, when gay culture was starting to emerge from the closet across the country, Sweet Gum Head replaced the Cheshire Cat go-go club in a back-alley space near Lavista Road, soon becoming the leading drag bar in the South..."

FULL STORY: https://www.atlantamagazine.com/news...-bridge-weird/

SOURCE: Atlanta Magazine
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Old Today, 08:15 AM
 
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Cheshire Bridge's run as a seedy nightlife strip is pretty much done. Gentrification has arrived.
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Old Today, 08:22 AM
 
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Agree. It's already a shell of its former self.
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Old Today, 09:55 AM
 
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Cheshire Bridge's run as a seedy nightlife strip is pretty much done. Gentrification has arrived.
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Agree. It's already a shell of its former self.
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Old Today, 11:40 AM
 
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Yeah it’s pretty much already happened. The Chamber was a trip back in the day. Girls dancing in cages, fire, etc
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