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Boy Next Door blames vandalism on Fenuxe nightlife article


Vandals smashed the glass storefront of Boy Next Door early Thursday morning and management of the men's fashion store believes it may be tied to an article published in Fenuxe, a local LGBT magazine. Boy Next Door caters to a gay clientele.

Raymond Dowis, general manager of the store located at 1447 Piedmont Ave., told Atlanta police today he believes the property damage totaling $1,000 is due to his store's advertisement in Fenuxe. The vandals struck at approximately 4:49 a.m. Thursday and shattered the glass of the front of the store.

Fenuxe published an article titled "Why can't we have nice things?" in its Oct. 4 Pride issue critical of the local gay bar scene. The art with the story was a waiter holding a silver platter with a pile of shit on it. The controversy was reported by Project Q Atlanta. Atlanta Pride was held Oct. 13-14 in Piedmont Park.