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Atlanta's Elliott Street Pub closes

Farewell to Atlanta’s Elliott Street Pub

The pinnacle of self-defense, apparently, is not a gun or a bat or a knife; it is a well-used toilet brush. “It’s the best weapon in the bar,” Mike Jakob says on Wednesday, taking a smoke outside Elliott Street Pub, the Castleberry Hill establishment he’s long owned with his brother, Pete. “You want someone to leave, you don’t even have to touch them if you’re holding a toilet brush.”
Elliott Street Pub Atlanta for sale

As the Elliott Street Pub goes up for sale, its owners reflect on their long, strange trip

Mike and Pete Jakob never intended to own a bar. Their shift from the construction field to that of drink-slinging, concert-hosting, and even inn-keeping, among other trades, was particularly unorthodox, if not totally bonkers.

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