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

Lone Star gets legacy business status

The Lone Star's Tony Huerta (Photo: Facebook)

The Lone Star’s Tony Huerta (Photo: Facebook)

The Lone Star, the 30-year-old gay bar at 1354 Harrison Street, received legacy business status Monday after San Francisco’s Small Business Commission approved the move.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to join the legacy business registry,” Lone Star owner Tony Huerta said. “It’s something that I have worked on for a long time. I did it not only for the history of the Lone Star, but I did it for my staff and my customers and for other businesses like mine in San Francisco.”

Among other benefits, the legacy status means that the bar’s landlord could get grant money if he’s willing to grant a 10-year lease. The Lone Star’s building was recently sold but Huerta said his business partner is negotiating with the new landlord on a lease.

“Things are looking good,” he said. He couldn’t provide the new landlord’s full name.

The legacy business registry is the result of Proposition J, which was approved last November. It defined a legacy business as those that have operated for more than 20 years and that the Small Business Commission has found have significantly contributed to the history or identity of a particular neighborhood or community and would face a significant risk of displacement.


— Seth Hemmelgarn, August 11, 2016 @ 12:09 pm PST
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