Saturday, May 9, 2009

Atlanta in Print: Love at the Pub

The new book "Love at the Pub," chronicling stories from Decatur's own Brick Store, is to be released in late June. It's being called "A true local tale—an All-American story." In 1997, three fresh-faced young men opened a bar on a small southern town square in poor commercial health. The Brick Store Pub became an overnight sensation and thrives to this day along with the award-winning City of Decatur, Georgia, “Where Mayberry meets Berkeley,” six miles due east of downtown Atlanta.

Told through more than 200 local and national voices, this historical and cultural narration reveals the runaway success story of the “heartbeat of Decatur” that went from underdog bar to national rising star. There’s never a recession at the Brick Store Pub, an authentic, world class beer bar (top ranked by Forbes, BeerAdvocate, and Rate Beer) that feels like your favorite brother’s living room—a place where you can relax and let down your hair.

In an era where community ties and business ethics can feel weak and cold, Love at the Pub is a warm breath of fresh air that blows down the doors of mediocrity, pointing society in the right direction. It reminds us how to foster neighborly fellowship, employee loyalty, and good, clean, fun.

“Love at the Pub tells is an uplifting community love story and a shot of good news,” says author and tenth hired Brick Store employee Mary Jane Mahan. “Professors, carpenters, CEOs, artists, Christian ministers, parents, retirees, eloping couples all love the Pub.”

Love at the Pub will be released in late June 2009 through and in select Atlanta Barnes and Noble stores. To be notified of the release and book signing party, share a story, or reach the author, contact or 404-286-1490.

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