There's a Ruckus over the Next Tenants in The Eagle Tavern Space

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Photo from RichTrove.com via Facebook.

A couple of weeks ago I noticed a protest was assembling on Facebook over a new owner taking over the famed ~EAGLE TAVERN~ in SoMa. Grub Street has a full recap of the story, the players, and what happened to the deal; not too long ago some former Eagle employees were trying to take it over, but the property owner went with someone else.

The new owners are Bruce McDonald (an investor-partner at Foreign Cinema) and one of the owners of Vessel nightclub. The new space will reportedly serve food and drinks and show films, as well as host DJs; the new owners will “allow the popular Sunday beer busts to happen at the new venue.” (That should be interesting.) The Eagle was a beloved space for many in the LGBT community (and their friends, including me!), so this is some hard news for many, and a lot of people are trying to fight the loss of this important queer space.

Currently objections are being raised about the liquor license transfer (listen to this piece on KCBS here and here’s more about yesterday’s San Francisco Supervisors Committee meeting). Keep up with happenings on the Save the Eagle Tavern Facebook page here. 398 12th St. at Harrison.