Elbo Room definitely getting kicked out later this year, but the owners hope to start over elsewhere

Here’s the official word, via Facebook:

Hey Everyone
There is finally news.
Dennis and Susan Ring had a meeting with the powers that be and they seem quite confident that their condo project will be able to move forward.
As a result, they have decided not to renew our lease which expires Nov. 1st, 2015.

Yes, we are in shock.

What’s next?
We will be looking for a new space to continue what we are doing. With hopefully as little lapse as possible.
We own the liquor license, the business and all contents inside (except for pinball/pacman).
Hopefully we can find something soon.

If you have any leads on a space for us, or wish to help… please email mattshapiro@mac.com

Thank You for your ongoing support

Matt Shapiro/ Erik Cantu
and the staff of Elbo Room

Sooo, better check out the Elbo Room calendar of events, or just pop in for happy hour.

[link] [via Capp Street Crap]

23 Responses to “Elbo Room definitely getting kicked out later this year, but the owners hope to start over elsewhere”

  1. Randy says:

    Who couldn’t see this coming?

    • Ariel Dovas says:

      Everyone knew it was coming. Doesn’t mean it’s not shocking when it really happens.

      • Randy says:

        This plan has been in the works for YEARS. The Investors/Owners sold the bar business to the workers, but retained ownership to real estate zoned for much higher use.

        It may seem shocking but it’s NOT unusual nor unexpected. Hopefully you boys have gotten something from all of your work marketing/hyping the neighborhood.

        • troll says:

          Hopefully you got something out of being redundant/not knowing what the word “finally” means.

      • Valenchia says:

        Its not shocking; sorry but it just is not.

  2. Truth says:

    THANKS OBAMA AND TECHIES SAN FRANCISCO IS OVER BECAUSE THIS BAR/VENUE IS CLOSING although they are going to reopen another bar in the same space, the owners are planning to relocate and there have been several new bars and venues opened in the area recently . . .

  3. Matt Smith says:

    This new building looks AMAZING! San Fran is building such great looking unique buildings right now and each one says only in San Fran! Love it!

    • two beers says:

      When you think of all the socially-enriching app building that his project will foster, what’s not to love? The intentionally-unimaginative drab boxy exterior cleverly plays off the disruptive economic activities that will occur within. Hopefully this brilliant design will be called “The Lofts at the Elbow Room,” or something similar that pays homage to the neighborhood and adds edgy value to the loft-living experience. I envy the future tenants who will be able to walk footsteps to the former premises of interesting establishments!

  4. Blexxxxch says:

    Oh yay! More condos. Forget the old San Francisco. WE want the new one, and the New Mission for that matter. Clean. Sterile. Sanitized. Elite. The Best. The Cleanest. Got your undercut? Make Bieber proud.

    • Truth says:

      Funny, that’s what people said when you moved here, started pushing out the hispanic folk and businesses like The Elbo Room started opening up (that’s assuming you were here in the early 90s, but I doubt it.)

      • Wheresmejumper says:

        Funny, that’s what people said when you moved here, started pushing out the Ohlone indian folk and businesses like a Catholic church opening up (that’s assuming you were here in the early 1700s, but I doubt it.)

        • emilie says:

          The Sabretoothed Tigers did the same goddamned thing to the Mammoths, damnit.

        • Truth says:

          That’s exactly how people sound when they complain that the city is changing because a bar or restaurant is closing, new housing is being built, or new people are moving here.

  5. Truth says:

    Alternate title: Bar that represents gentrification gets gentrified. White entitled child-adults who chose to be part-time baristas being pushed out by white entitled child-adults who chose to be full-time desk jockeys.

    • Greg says:

      Ha ha

    • fuck off says:

      the elbo isn’t starbucks and the employees aren’t baristas, they are bartendera which used to be a coveted and respected job in the city, but alas unless you make six figures you are disposable. Enjoy drinking and socializing online in your condo, because that is the future of this city.

  6. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Yet another soulless ugly pile of crap. That’s pretty fucking sad.

  7. scum says:

    85 years of history in that building.

  8. Missionish says:

    Let’s give up and cede to the Ohlones. The mission is officially F*cked.