On July 7, longtime lesbian bar My Sister’s Room (MSR) relocates from 12 Street to its new home on Crescent Avenue, taking over the former Publico space in Midtown. Owner Michael Duganier closed Publico after four years on Crescent Avenue last week and plans to sub-lease the property to MSR owners Jen-Chase Daniels and Jami Maguire.
“Today we decided to sublease our property to our good friends and long term Midtown neighbors, MSR (My Sisters Room),” a statement posted to Publico’s Instagram page reads. “With all the changes happening in Midtown along with the growth of our company in SC as well as the loss of one of our founding partners last year we wanted to make sure we could give each of our restaurants the attention they deserve and this was the best decision.”
This is the fourth relocation for MSR over the past decade. Last November, Daniels and Maguire were told they had one year to vacate the 12th Street property before the bar would be torn down to make way for a new condo development. With the move to Crescent Avenue, MSR now offers more space inside, as well as outside on Publico’s large, street-facing patio in front of the building. MSR will remain open on 12 Street through July 2 and reopen on Crescent Avenue on July 7.
MSR first opened in 1996 on East Howard Avenue in Decatur. Daniels and Maguire purchased the bar in 2011, moving it from Glenwood Avenue in East Atlanta (now home to Banshee) to Midtown four years later. The couple relocated the bar again in 2018 to 12th Street in order to acquire more space. [IG]
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