Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

SF’s Edge bar to stay open

The Edge will live after all.

Owners of San Francisco’s Q Bar announced today that they’re buying the other popular Castro neighborhood bar, at 4149 18th Street. The Edge had shut down January 16 after Edge owner Don McMartin failed to negotiate a new lease with the building’s owner, John Tran.

In a statement today,  new owners Rob Giljum, Tim Eicher, and Rob Cotterman credited out mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty for helping to arrange the sale.

“The Edge has been part of our community for almost 20 years,” the owners stated. “The bar has a long reputation for providing a fun place for neighbors and tourists to meet, order a drink from a friendly bartender, listen to great music, and maybe meet a new friend or two. The bar has a long history of supporting and giving back to the community.

We too have been part of this community for many years and understand the importance of the Edge within the Castro Neighborhood.”

The trio also owns Guerneville’s Rainbow Cattle Company in Guerneville, which they purchased in 2005.

The new owners promise events, specials and increased patronage, and to “carry on the Edge’s tradition of supporting and giving back to the community.” They’ll also fix the place up a bit.

“Think of it as a minimakeover as we get ready for the bar’s 20th Anniversary Party in May,” they said in their statement.

They’ll  stay open during remodeling and the bar should be open this weekend, most likely by Saturday, January 29.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, January 27, 2011 @ 3:27 pm PST
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