Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium

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Edgewood Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward and "Church" bar

Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium, or simply Church, is a bar on Edgewood Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward of Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States.[1][2][3] It is owned by Grant Henry, an American former divinity student, artist and businessman best known for his artwork and installations created under the auspice of his alter ego "Sister Louisa".

History[edit]

In 2001, Henry opened an Atlanta gallery on St. Charles Ave. in Atlanta called Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room; Come on in, Precious.[4] The gallery closed after six months. At the time, Henry was bartending at a bar called The Local. He was voted "Best Bartender" in the city for 2006 and 2007 by the readership of Atlanta's alternative publication, Creative Loafing.[5]

In 2010, Henry opened Church. The New York Times described the bar by writing, "Opened in December 2010 by Grant Henry, a former divinity school student, this bar plays with, and spoofs, church culture. Karaoke is performed in choir robes, and walls are decorated with faux-religious pop art."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discovery: Sister Louisa's Church: The unorthodox Church of Grant Henry", Atlanta magazine, Christiane Lauterbach, 2011-04-01 Archived 2014-08-20 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Church Bar", Frommer's
  3. ^ "Sister Louisa's Church keeps getting famouser and famous", Gwynedd Stuart, Creative Loafing, 2011-12-07
  4. ^ Gillespie, Hollis (2001-08-01). "The search for meaning: It's all in how you look at it". Creative Loafing (Atlanta). Retrieved 2013-04-05.
  5. ^ "Best of Atlanta 2007 - After Dark: Best Bartender". Clatl.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
  6. ^ "Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping-Pong Emporium". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-08.

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Coordinates: 33°45′16″N 84°22′20″W / 33.7544°N 84.3723°W / 33.7544; -84.3723