A lease has apparently once again been signed for the former San Francisco Eagle Tavern.
One of the men signing an agreement on the space at 398 12th Street is reportedly a gay man named Alex Montiel. Reached by phone today (Tuesday, August 28) he confirmed that he’d signed a lease but declined to discuss details because he was in a meeting.
A website for the bar says, “Your new hosts, Mike [Leon] and Alex, will reopen the bar as the S.F. Eagle.
“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,” the site says.
It also says, “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.”
A chain of prospective operators have attempted to reopen the space since it shut down in April 2011. The most recent team backed out earlier this month after a disagreement with landlord John Nikitopoulos. Nikitopoulos couldn’t be reached for comment.