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Jun 21, 2021 1 min read

New Owners and Openings: The Bus Stop and Mothership (Formerly Virgil's Sea Room)

New Owners and Openings: The Bus Stop and Mothership (Formerly Virgil's Sea Room)
The doors to the Bus Stop are open once again. Photo courtesy of Bus Stop.
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A couple quick updates for you about bars around town: first, the historic THE BUS STOP, one of the oldest bars in the city (since 1900!) and certainly one of the oldest sports bars, is back open! The new owners are Joe Wallace (from a financial advisory firm) and Robert Lemons (director of basketball operations for the Sacramento Kings), who bought the building and the business. They’re keeping the sports bar vibe alive and well, and will just be doing a little TLC to the space (like ADA and bathroom updates)—they said previous owner Gabe Ferroni and family kept the place pretty immaculate (it was in the family for four generations). They have been loving hearing all the stories from regulars coming back into the bar, and look forward to making more memories. Open Mon-Fri 10am-2am, Sat-Sun 9am-2am. 1901 Union St. at Laguna.

Eater has news about the the new tenants of the former Virgil’s Sea Room: three local bartenders (Joanna Ricco, El Rio; Alicia Griffiths, Brass Tacks and Junior; and Sean Mabry, the Knockout) will be opening MOTHERSHIP. Look for some sci-fi and funkadelic space vibes, with lots of plants on the patio. You can read their thoughtful opening announcement note here. They’re aiming for a mid-fall opening. 3152 Mission St. at Valencia.

The future landing pad of Mothership. Instagram photo via @mothershipbar.
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