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Eddie's Attic Sold

Concert promoter Alex Cooley and partner Dave Mattingly buy Decatur folk club.

More changes are in store for , the venerable folk club next to Decatur City Hall.

Concert promoter Alex Cooley and his business partner Dave Mattingly announced Thursday that they’re purchasing the club from current owner Bob Ephlin, effective Dec. 1.

Cooley has booked some of the biggest names in rock music. He organized the Atlanta International Pop Festival in the late 1960s and ran the Electric Ballroom nightclub in Atlanta in the 1970s.

In a press release, current owner Bob Ephlin made these comments to staff, customers and vendors:

"It's been my privilege to work alongside the dedicated staff at Eddie's Attic for the past 6 1/2 years.  I'm extremely proud of what we've accomplished, and of our stewardship of a brand that, for almost 20 years now, has been dedicated to amplifying the magic of the artist/listener connection in an intimate listening room setting.  I'm grateful for the support and loyalty of our customers and the City of Decatur, and thankful for the many aspiring and accomplished songwriters and musicians that have graced our stage.

I'm confident that Alex and Dave will do a great job taking Eddie's Attic to the next level.  I believe its best days are ahead of it, and I look forward to supporting its continued success as an advisor, loyal customer, and fan of performing songwriters.

Thank you for your friendship and support these past years, and for helping to remind others that Live Music Matters."

Just a few weeks ago, club founder Eddie Owen announced he was leaving the club, where he served as manager, and taking a job booking acts in the Red Clay Theater in Duluth.

Patch sent an email to Cooley asking what changes, if any, he had in store for Eddie’s Attic. We’ll let you know if he replies.

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