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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]

On:           Apr 11, 2011
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    • bob

      Oh no, one less SF gay bar that smells like poop and pee.

      Apr 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SFist

      Funny the owners are saying they don’t want to sell, and it’s not financial. They told the Bay Area Reporter something different last year http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=4496

      Apr 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Crae H

      Hey someone buy the airspace above it…lol hey it worked in Burlesque…..=]

      Apr 11, 2011 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tony x

      It’s a leather bar – it should be in a nice dark place away from Gentrification anyway.

      Apr 11, 2011 at 2:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      It’s much more than a leather bar. (and it’s really NOT a leather bar, it’s more of a biker bar with a strong group of Leather folk who go there). If You go to one of their Sunday Beer Busts, it’s one of the very few places (that I know of) where there are really diverse people. Some are pretty, some are not. Some are porn actors, some are old guys from El Cerito. It’s actually an incredible place, and I will be sad to loose it.

      Apr 11, 2011 at 2:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nathan

      Gentrification is a stupid word for people who can’t cope with the fact that business owners are better off getting paid than catering to so called “authentic” townspeople.

      Apr 11, 2011 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric

      Three months before I go to San Francisco for the first time, dammit.

      Apr 11, 2011 at 4:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shannon

      The dollar always wins..

      Apr 11, 2011 at 6:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John

      Is there a chance they will relocate? I’m sure they can find a similar space in that area to reopen. Just a thought.

      Apr 11, 2011 at 9:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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