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Mankind to host grand opening celebration Friday night

SAN DIEGO, California -- Mankind, which opened in its new Hillcrest location a few months ago, will host a grand opening celebration this Friday, Sept. 12 at the store and at Harvey Milk's American Diner.

The official Mankind grand opening will be at 8:30 pm at the new store location, located at 1295 University Ave. After the ribbon-cutting at the store, Harvey Milk’s American Diner will host a “Welcome to the heart of Hillcrest” party from 9-11 pm.

“Our whole staff loves our new home," Mankind store owner Brian Casey said. "Our new 'urban chic' store really shows off our designer clothes, and we are finally right where our customers are!”

Carrying over 5,000 products, Mankind offers an extensive range of gay and lesbian merchandise including designer men's clothing, underwear, an extensive swimwear collection, DVDs, adult toys and more.

Community members are welcome to the party which will include a raffle with tickets sold by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Hillcrest Youth Center, the only drop-in and recreational center in San Diego County dedicated to the needs of LGBTQ and HIV+ youth. Prizes include gift cards from Mankind, Harvey Milk’s American Diner and other local favorites.

The party at Harvey Milk's will also include a hosted bar courtesy of Devotion Vodka from 9-10 pm, followed by a brief Mankind fashion show.

Harvey Milk's is located at 535 University Ave.

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