Hendershot’s Leaving Current Location in June

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar owner Seth Hendershot tells Flagpole that his bar and music venue will indeed vacate its current Oglethorpe Avenue location.

As we reported back in March, Hendershot’s and the adjacent westside location of Transmetropolitan, the latter of which controls both properties, were at odds over the terms of a lease renewal. A proposed increase in Hendershot’s rent, as well as the issue of who would control the lot’s few parking spaces, were the key points of contention in the dispute.

Though after our article was published both Hendershot and Transmetropolitan owner Brian Colantuno expressed hope that an agreement could be reached, no such agreement has since been made, and a temporary six-month lease is up June 30.

Live music will continue at the venue through June 16, after which, Hendershot writes in an email, “we will be still serving but packing things up.”

The venue will continue to operate in a new location, though that location has not yet been announced. We will update with details when they are available.


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