For 30 years, locally owned and operated Boy Next Door has been making gay men look their best with stylish, name-brand jeans, slacks, shirts, underwear and bathing suits.
The business, opened in 1980 by John Sullivan, was part of the emerging gay market, says owner and manager David Boswell. Boswell took over the store in 1998.
After two months of online balloting and more than 20,000 votes cast, we present the best of the best — our inaugural Best of Atlanta winners.
It all started back at the beginning of May, when we asked you, our readers, to nominate your favorites for dozens of awards in the categories of Community, People, Nightlife, Dining, Retail, Pet Services, Internet, and Outside Atlanta.
The top three finalists — or more, in the case of a tie — in each category made it through to the next round of voting. For the month of June, a multiple-choice ballot asked you to pick among the finalists for who really represents the finest in LGBT Georgia.
Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to all of the worthy winners and runners up.