Uncertainty surrounding the fate of Burkhart’s Pub after a controversy that has rendered the bar closed since February appears to be over.
The LGBTQ and drag bar endured weeks of backlash over an owner’s personal Facebook posts, including one that used a racial slur about former President Barack Obama. The bar’s performers quit in protest, prompting a sharp decline in business.
Owners Chris McDonald and Marco Penna plan to change the bar’s name and open in about a month, the publication said.
In other news...
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.