Manifest is in the process of relocating. Here you may read updates about our progress.
November 14, 2020
Just a quick update. Yes, Manifest is still planning to reopen. We will do so when it is safe and financially viable.
Safely: Many of the club activities that we enjoy are more difficult to do with a mask on in this time of COVID-19. And nearly impossible to do socially distanced. We are looking forward to a vaccine becoming available and the infection rates dropping. Our members need to feel comfortable and confident with their health and safety.
Financial Viable: Our members must have disposable income available to be able to afford paying dues to fund club operations. Without that revenue stream, we cannot maintain the club. Unemployment, while improving in some sectors, remains high. Our members must be able to afford rent/utilities/groceries before they can afford extracurricular things like our club membership fees.
We appreciate everyone who has reached out for information and offering words of support. But please understand because of all these variables that we cannot control or predict, we simply cannot give you a date at this time as to when we will reopen.
Meanwhile, please feel free to enjoy the other clubs that are open; they are struggling and need your support. We look forward to a time when Atlanta will again have a growing number of opportunities (including Manifest) for gay men to enjoy.
July 19, 2020
Hey guys! We would like to take a moment to recognize your frustrations with the length of time that it has taken to get the new clubhouse up and running. We know you are anxious to get into the new facility and start enjoying yourselves! Unfortunately, this is taking longer than anticipated. There are so many tasks that go into getting a space prepared for our members.
We thought we had a location nailed down, but after several months of tedious negotiations we were unsuccessful.
Now, we are amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. So, in the interest of safety for our members and staff, until there is a vaccine or a successful treatment, we feel it is best to place the reopening on hold. We must also recognize that this pandemic affects our members’ physical, as well as, economic health. Thus, attempting to re-open during this unprecedented time, would not be fiscally responsible to our members, or our staff. We know this news is not what you were wanting to hear and we recognize that you are disappointed. Given different circumstances, we would continue to move forward with our re-opening.
We realize that this has not been easy for our members, to be left in the dark and not receiving any information about the new space. However, the management and staff of Club Manifest feel this is the best action to take at this time. But, let us be clear: YES, we still believe this project is viable. But we also believe that it is best to hunker down until COVID-19 is under control and the economy is more stable. We will continue looking for a location that will meet our needs and hope this additional time will result in even better opportunities / locations than we have considered in the past.
This week, marks 11 years since Manifest opened its doors and created a unique experience for our membership. We will continue doing so, once this global crisis is resolved. It is our goal, and our plan to re-open the clubhouse for YOU! We simply must do this in a safe and responsible manner, so that we can give you many more years of enjoyment!
Once we have completed this current maze of chaos and uncertainties, we hope to see all of our members back in the clubhouse. In the meanwhile, Be safe, be kind, and be well!
A Message from
Our Executive Director
I would like to begin by saying Thank You for helping to make Manifest4U so successful over the past 10 years! It has been faithful members, such as yourself, that have allowed us to have so much fun over the past decade. With that said, I would like to take a moment to inform you of a major change to your clubhouse.
As you know we are constantly looking for new and better ways to improve your experience on each visit to the clubhouse. Over the past year we have been looking to expand the clubhouse and add new and exciting features that allow you to enjoy yourself completely, here at Manifest4U. Unfortunately, we have been limited due to space constraints and limited expansion opportunities.
It is for this reason that we have made the decision to relocate at the end of our lease, this month (June 2019). Our last event in the original space was Wednesday, June 26th (CumUnion)!
We set a new all time record attendance, saw some members that we haven't seen in a while, and welcomed several new members that wanted to be apart of this experience. Even our founder, Louis was on hand for the closing night festivities. We left this space with a BANG!
We have a lot of work ahead of us to get the new space ready, and we will be announcing the NEW Location SOON.
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