With the newly added 500 square feet, the two stores — Brushstrokes and Brushstrokes Pleasures — will have a total of 7,000 square feet.
The King and I was one of Atlanta’s oldest Thai restaurants. It changed ownership early last year.
Brushstrokes says it is the third-largest gay-owned and -operated retail business in the U.S.
UPDATE: The King and I Thai is not closing. According to a statement, the way that strip mall is constructed is in units, and King and I currently has two units. The restaurant is vacating most of all of one unit and that is where Brushstrokes Pleasures will expand. The restaurant will continue in its original space.
Top photo: Tom Schloeder (left) and Mark Jackson, owners of Brushstrokes and Brushstrokes Pleasures. (file photos)