18.21 Bit­ters own­ers open­ing bar on BeltLine

GA Voice - - Outspoken -

Missy and Kristin Koe­fod have a new ven­ture in the works. The wife-wife team and own­ers of pre­mium bit­ters and mix­ers busi­ness 18.21 Bit­ters in Ponce City Mar­ket are open­ing a new cock­tail and cof­fee bar this fall. The 2,300-square foot space will spring up along the At­lanta BeltLine’s East­side Trail be­tween Krog Street Mar­ket and Stu­dio­plex.

The AJC re­ports that the bar’s ten­ta­tive name is Ge­orge, and Koe­fod con­firmed with Ge­or­gia Voice that they are still work­ing on that.

“We hope to be open [by] Novem­ber and will be serv­ing 18.21 craft cock­tails in the back and serv­ing cof­fee and aper­i­tivos up front,” Koe­fod said. “Quite a few mem­bers of the 18.21 team will be in­volved and we are re­ally ex­cited.”

LGBTQ Ther­a­pist Re­source sup­ports com­mu­nity

A group of metro At­lanta ther­a­pists cre­ated a new op­tion for LGBT peo­ple seek­ing af­firm­ing men­tal health pro­fes­sion­als. The LGBTQ Ther­a­pist Re­source pro­vides a cen­tral di­rec­tory of clin­i­cal re­sources to the LGBT com­mu­nity, as well as net­work­ing, pro­mo­tion and ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties to clin­i­cians.

“Our mem­bers are spe­cial­ists and ex­perts in treat­ing the LGBTQQIAA com­mu­nity,” LGBTQ Ther­a­pist Re­source Vice Pres­i­dent Melissa Olson told Ge­or­gia Voice. “We are providers who iden­tify as a mem­ber of the com­mu­nity, who pur­sue spe­cial­ized train­ing, whose prac­tices of­fer spe­cial­ized ser­vices such as groups and events and/or whose prac­tices are pre­dom­i­nantly LGBTQ. Within our mem­ber­ship, spe­cial­iza­tions are in­di­cated so that any­one seek­ing a spe­cial­ized provider can be as­sured they will be treated by a trained, knowl­edge­able and af­firm­ing provider.”

Peo­ple in search of such ser­vices can ac­cess the LGBTQ Ther­a­pist Re­source at www.lgbtqther­a­pistre­source.com.

Event plan­ning firm re­lo­cates to At­lanta

Wed­ding and spe­cial event plan­ning firm Liq­uid Events re­lo­cated to At­lanta.

“At­lanta has al­ways been on my radar,” Liq­uid Events owner Sean Fin­negan, an At­lanta Gay and Les­bian Cham­ber of Com­merce mem­ber, told Ge­or­gia Voice. “I started Liq­uid five years ago in Mi­ami and Palm Beach. I cater to a very niche mar­ket; most of my clients are high-pro­file celebri­ties or ath­letes. When the tele­vi­sion and film in­dus­tries were of­fered tax cred­its, it brought Hol­ly­wood to At­lanta. So I brought my A-game and here we are.”

Fin­negan says Liq­uid has some high pro­file lo­cal events com­ing up this sum­mer, but is stay­ing mum on which ones while con­tracts are un­der ne­go­ti­a­tion.

– By Pa­trick Saun­ders

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