Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Grant Henry's next big (ad)venture: A bucolic campground named Sister Louisa's Sanctuary

By josh Green
Grant Henry stands outside the pavilion at Sister Louisa’s Sanctuary. Photography by Josh Green
ATLANTA---Rural Spaulding County isn’t the first place you’d expect to find a man who sometimes goes by “Sister Louisa,” and who has become synonymous with Edgewood Avenue nightlife while living in increasingly extravagant condos. In past lives, the 61-year-old grandfather was a church deacon, real estate agent, antiques dealer, popular bartender, and peddler of wacky religious art, before striking gold with his irreverent Old Fourth Ward bar Church (full name: Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium) seven years ago. It’s since spawned a retail offshoot, Church Murch, down the street and a sister bar in Athens. Now, (Grant) Henry feels summoned to this former Girls Scouts campground for his next venture: an adult retreat called Sister Louisa’s Sanctuary. [More]