After eight years of operating out of the Heretic, Bulldog Custom Leathers is moving to Southern Nights Video (2205 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE) later this month.
Owners James Menge and Jeff Donaldson told Georgia Voice that a change to the Heretic’s lease, which prevented them from using the building’s basement for storage as they previously had, forced them to move locations.
“The Heretic’s lease changed a few months ago, and they ended up needing the space where our store was for storage,” Donaldson said. “We had some friends at Southern Nights who said, ‘Hey, the owner might be interested in partnering with your guys in our unused space.’ So, we brought them into our Heretic store and showed them our operations.”
Their new store in Southern Nights will soft open on April 22 before the grand opening on April 23. The preliminary hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 9pm.
Menge and Donaldson said they are excited for the change and the opportunity to expand their clientele.
“We are very excited,” Menge said. “Not only will it gives us our Heretic clientele back, but we will gain much more clientele from the heterosexual and bisexual communities. Hopefully, we will gain a good deal of the lesbian community [as well]. When we were at the Heretic, we were pretty much just mainstream gay males.”
Bulldog Custom Leathers currently operates in two other locations: Oz Campground in Unadilla (50 GA-230) and Iniquities in Birmingham, Alabama (2501 7th Ave S).