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Mankind moves to University Avenue in Hillcrest

SAN DIEGO, California -- One of Hillcrest’s most popular gay adult retailers has finally settled into a new location on University Avenue.

Mankind opened its doors at 1295 University Ave. on July 5. The store sells men’s designer clothing, sex toys, pornography DVDs and accessories.

Many were dismayed last November when Mankind founder Keith Miller announced he was closing at the end of its lease, after more than five years in business at its former location. That’s when Brian Casey seized the opportunity to buy the store from Miller, who also owns Helix Studios, a giant in the world of gay adult entertainment.

The old Mankind store — in a converted house at 3425 Fifth Ave. — had plenty of charm and quirk, but it was too far off the beaten path to realize its full potential, Casey said. The store’s new prime location on the block positioned between Baja Betty’s and Rich’s will lead to significant growth in the customer base.

Read the full story on SDGLN media partner Gay San Diego HERE.