As SFist has reported, the Eagle Tavern property has been up for sale for some time. Yesterday, however, news about the venue’s operations took a turn for the worse. Per SFist: “Although, according to a manager SFist spoke with Sunday night, several Eagle bar employees were in escrow to buy the venue, ‘the landlord changed his mind.'” Instead, the landlord is evicting the Eagle proprietors, and the tavern is scheduled to close on April 29th.
The closure would undoubtedly be a blow to the local music scene, as the venue’s Thursday night music series has long championed SF rock and roll. To respond to the situation, there’s a community meeting tonight at the Eagle from 7-10pm. According to the meeting’s organizers:
We will be discussing strategies for fighting the Eagle’s closure, as well as the ongoing crisis of loss of gay property ownership in San Francisco and the continuing erosion of our iconic gay bar scene.
To stop this, we have to rally as a community. If we come together, our collective voice will be heard! Join us Monday night to add your energy to the movement to SAVE THE EAGLE!