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Edgewood Avenue’s Brown Hayes Department Store begs a whopping $1.3M

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Once home to Old Fourth Ward nightclub Erosol, the century-old space has gone unused since 2016

The former music venue and nightclub on Edgewood Avenue has been vacant for nearly two years.
The former music venue and nightclub on Edgewood Avenue has been vacant for nearly two years.
Bull Realty

The age-old Brown Hayes Department Store building, once home to notorious Edgewood Avenue nightclub Erosol, is on the market for $1.3 million.

The 3,800-square-foot space, built in 1899 as a variety store, has sat vacant for nearly two years, after Erosol’s owner shuttered the business amid a bankruptcy filing and other legal drama with property owner Crushpad Properties LLC, according to Creative Loafing.

(Former Erosol owner Luis Carreras had used company cash to lease a flashy red Maserati, among other questionable business moves.)

Now, the historic Old Fourth Ward-meets-Sweet Auburn property, stationed on the corner of Edgewood Avenue and Boulevard, seeks a buyer to bring (more) life to one of Atlanta’s hottest bar and restaurant strips.

A photo of the side of the building, where you can still see faint paint marks from the “Brown Hayes Company” name. Bull Realty

“Located on a prime corner in Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn district, this historic building, locally known as ‘The Brown Hayes Department Store,’ is an ideal owner/user opportunity for someone looking to take advantage of the visibility at a popular crossroad,” according to a release by seller Bull Realty.

In addition to the primo locale, the next buyer will secure a “newer” HVAC system and roof.

Plus, it’s pretty close to the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail.

A photo of the upstairs bar area at the Brown Hayes Department Store building. Bull Realty
Bull Realty
Bull Realty

Creative Loafing

231 18th St., Ste. 8150 , Atlanta, GA 30363