Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018

Castro’s Cafe Flore is for sale

The Castro’s iconic Cafe Flore, a popular LGBT hangout for the past four decades, is for sale.

(The iconic Cafe Flore has been put on the market.)

(The iconic Cafe Flore has been put on the market.)

On July 11, the business, including use of its liquor license, was offered for sale for $495,000.

The funky dining and drinking spot, which was awarded best place for lunch and best outdoor patio in the Bay Area Reporter’s Besties readers’ poll this year, has hosted many charity fundraisers and community events, including last year’s 25th anniversary party for ACT UP.

Steven “Stu” Gerry, one of the owners, told the B.A.R. in a phone interview that the current partners would also be open to selling an interest in the business to people who could provide the capital to make some necessary improvements.

“Our hope is that Cafe Flore will continue,” said Gerry, who said he was showing the business to three prospective buyers just one day after it was listed. The property itself, owned by J.D. Petras, is not for sale.

“We’re willing to stay on in some capacity” to keep the business operating, said Gerry. “There are all kinds of possibilities” in structuring the deal, he said.

The decision to sell “was a tough call,” he said.

The Bay Area Reporter will have more on this in Thursday’s paper.

– reported by Sari Staver

— Cynthia Laird, July 12, 2016 @ 3:51 pm PST
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