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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Gold Dust Lounge: Popular S.F. Bar Gets Booted from Union Square

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 4:25 PM

click to enlarge The only good excuse for a local to go to Union Square
  • The only good excuse for a local to go to Union Square

The landmark Gold Dust Lounge is being evicted on March 10 to make way for yet another Union Square retailer. News of the iconoclastic dive's demise hit the community hard, and grassroots efforts to save the popular watering hole has quickly sprouted.

The news was confirmed on the bar's Twitter feed today, with the Gold Dust Lounge pleading for locals to help save the historic bar, which has been serving up cocktails to locals and tourists since 1906.

Here's a tweet sent out by the bar earlier today: "What can you do now? Just follow us and share the news. We are working hard to put together a plan to help the bar survive."

The community has already started a Facebook page dedicated to saving the dive bar, known for harboring the ghost of Herb Caen. In addition, there is an online petition being circulated, protesting plans for The Limited clothing store to move into the spot at 247 Powell.

Sign it now!

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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