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.
“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.
- Erosol, aka Department Store, closes amid bankruptcy filing, lawsuit [Creative Loafing]
- 467 Edgewood Avenue [Bull Realty]