San Francisco’s Eagle Tavern To Close (Thanks To Gentrification)

The Eagle Tavern in San Francisco’s SOMA, which attracts a crowd of leather daddies and blue collar types, will be closing at the end of this month. But not, the bar’s operators insist, because it’s suffering any financial problems — but because the owner of the building wants to ditch the gay haunt in exchange for more lucrative luxury condos, supposedly. The building’s owner listed the building for sale a few months ago and now reportedly refuses to sign the Eagle to a long-term lease. [photo via]