Eddie Owen, the man who founded Decatur folk club , is leaving the club for another job, Decatur Metro reports.
Owen, who has been general manager at the club, told Decatur Metro he'll run a theater in Duluth.
Owen helped put Decatur on the musical map by creating a comfortable space that seemed to bring out the best in performers he booked.
But Eddie's Attic was something of a cultural center as well as a nightclub. Authors often gave readings from the stage during the -- and not just authors with musical theme, such as Marshall Chapman and Paul Hemphill.
During the last festival, experts on the Civil Rights movement had a panel discussion on "The 21st Century South,"led by Pulitzer Prize winner Hank Klibanoff, now of Emory University.
Decatur Metro said booking will be handled for a while by club owner Bob Ephlin.