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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Gay Community Gets to Keep the Eagle Tavern

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Send out the Evite
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The Gay Eagle will fly again.

According to the tavern's website, the alt-leather, punk, working-class gay bar will remain in the hands of the queer community after new Eagle owners Alex Montiel and Mike Leon signed the lease yesterday.

Here's what the duo had to say to all its Eagle-loving patrons:

It will take a couple of months to do the much-needed repairs

and upgrades that the property requires, but some upcoming events are

already in the works prior to the opening of the bar. Please check this

website periodically for new announcements coming soon. The bar and patio located at 398 12th Street has long been a special place, not only to the LGBT community, but to the entire community for decades, not to mention the live music community as well.

We just couldn't let such a historic place like this disappear! We will continue to host fundraisers for all the organizations from the past, as well as welcoming new ones to make the S.F. Eagle the pride of our community once again. We look forward to seeing all of you very soon!

It was just a month ago that Eaglers were petitioning the city to preserve the gay bar as a gay bar after hearing that heterosexuals were planning to take over the queer watering hole and probably turn it into another Marina bar.

And that's the last thing San Francisco needs: another drinking venue where intoxicated Marina girls will be throwing their high heels.

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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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