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Radial Cafe’s second location opens
Gay-owned, eco-conscious restaurant Radial Cafe opened its second location on June 19, adding a College Park spot to the popular Candler Park one.
Radial Cafe owner Frank Bragg announced plans for the College Park location last November. The 2,700-square foot historic storefront features a 1917 Coca-Cola mural, along with room for up to 130 diners, including a 15-person bar. Formerly home to two white tablecloth restaurants, the space was revamped to feature the “industrial farmhouse” look that’s become Radial’s signature, including hardwood floors, exposed wooden beams and rustic décor.
“If breakfast is the best way to start the day, it also proved to be the best way to open Radial Cafe’s new addition in College Park,” Bragg told Georgia Voice. “A steady flow of customers poured in on our first day, eager for more of what they’d sampled during one of our four open houses the previous week.”
Bragg said a number of College Park’s elected officials stopped by during the open houses, including Mayor Jack Longino and Fire Chief Wade Elmore, along with representatives from Delta, Porsche, Wells Fargo and other local businesses.
Better Way To Meet welcomes Josh Noblitt
Better Way To Meet, a professional matchmaking service for gay and bisexual men in the metro Atlanta area, added a new matchmaker to their ranks.
“Betterwaytomeet.com, Atlanta’s matchmaking service for gay men, welcomes Josh Noblitt as it’s newest matchmaker,” owner Lamont Scales told Georgia Voice. “If you’re looking for love, Josh can help find you a match.”
Noblitt is a licensed marriage and family therapist, minister of social justice at Saint Mark United Methodist Church and a former candidate for Georgia House District 59, which stretches from southeast Atlanta down into East Point.
LGBT-owned art studio celebrates anniversary
Atlanta artist, photographer and painter Alli Royce Soble is celebrating the third anniversary of her House of Sobolovitz Art Studio with a sale. Art lovers who buy two of her works on paper get the third one free through the end of July.
“[I’m] proud to be doing what I love for a living,” Soble told Georgia Voice. “It’s a hustle, but still beyond humbling when someone has chosen to purchase my work to have in their space. My passion to continue documenting Atlanta will always be my fire within. Do what you love, y’all!”
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