Former Blake's doorman Phil Hickman, dies

It’s been years since Hickman has worked at Blake’s, a fixture in Midtown's gay community, but General Manager David Stark said he was still recognizable in the neighborhood.

“He knew everybody,” said Stark, who became the general manager of Blake’s four years ago, long after Phil had left. “He became more of a character in the neighborhood after he stopped working here. You’d see him all of the time.”

Blake’s is planning a tribute to Hickman on June 15, Stark said.

The AJC is attempting to contact people who worked with and knew Hickman. Contact reporter Kristi Swartz ( if you knew Hickman and would like to be included in this article.

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