The historic Clermont Hotel is shutting it’s doors amidst reports of several health code violations. According to the AJC, Fulton County’s Department of Health and Wellness has ordered the hotel to shut down by December 31st after finding a slew of dirty linen, old bedding and bed bug stains.
Inspectors also found mold growing on the walls, black water spilling from faucets and broken toilet fixtures. A sign on the door notes that the hotel closed on Dec. 12th, but residents have until Dec. 31st to find new lodging.
Some of you reading this may not know a thing about the Clermont, but that’s OK. The hotel was built in 1924 as an apartment building but was converted to a hotel in 1940. The photo above may seem familiar if you’ve ever visited Dugan’s or drove down Ponce. The lounge *cough* was a spot that earned its reputation as a after hours joint where shady ATLiens went to watch over the hill strippers.
Bubba Sparxx, Killer Mike & Cool Breeze rapped and ode to the “Clermont Lounge” a few years ago and I still bump it on my “A” Pod. Take a walk down memory lane below: (Strong Language):
I wish they made a real video for this song. It truly deserved one!
One important note for all you shady ATLiens, the basement Clermont Lounge, and its “aging troupe of strippers” 😆 will be unaffected by the hotel’s closing. Now go forth and make it drizzle…