OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The Kingfish Pub & Cafe, a venerable dive bar in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood, was moved this weekend from a location on Claremont Ave. to make way for a condominium development.
It didn’t go far. The Oakland institution, which first opened as a bait shop in 1922, was picked up and placed in its new location on Telegraph Ave., about 35 yards away.READ MORE: Video: Motorist Rescued From Fiery Freeway Crash In San Jose
A small crowd gathered Saturday morning to watch the wandering watering hole make the perilous journey to a new address next door to the Temescal branch of the public library.READ MORE: Cash Strapped Tenants Fear End Of California's COVID Eviction Moratorium
Kingfish partner Emil Peinert told KCBS reporter Mark Seelig that the hard part was figuring out what, exactly, would make the move. After consideration they decided to bring the entire green shack. So, it was jacked up and wheeled through the streets in one piece.
At the new address, the moving crew winched the structure into place atop blocks where it will rest for a couple of months while a new foundation and plumbing are installed.MORE NEWS: Mothers Tearfully Remember Children Slain In Bay Area Homicides
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