Another gay dive bar bites the dust: according to SFist, scruffy Mission gay bar TRUCK is closing. Owner Paul Ringhofer-Miller has owned the place for eight years and says he is looking forward to planning events elsewhere, including at the Russian River. The exact closing date is yet to be determined, and there are lots of farewell parties happening this week, so head on down and say goodbye! I know we will all miss being overserved there.
As for the new owners, SFist caught the liquor license application for the new owners, and it looks like it will be called Wooden Nickel and the owners are Cassy Fritzen (a bartender at Zeitgeist), Shannon Lynn, and Nancy Chung. We’ll keep you updated on their plans for the place. 1900 Folsom St. at 15th St., 415-252-0306.
What do you do when your bar’s name receives a cease and desist order? Why, rename it CEASE & DESIST, of course. At least, that’s what the team at The Buffalo Club did, according to Capp Street Crap. No word who exactly the order came from, but a quick Google search offer lots of opportunities for speculation. Fortunately, the mirror-ball buffalo head is allowed to stay. 2331 Mission St. at 19th St., 415-906-5571.
The former La Movida space on 24th Street has been taken over by the team from Place Pigalle, as previously reported on tablehopper, and now they’ve got a name. It’s going to be called BIG REC TAPROOM and looks like it will be focused on beer. 3066 24th St. at Treat, 888-477-9288.