SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco’s oldest gay bar The Stud announced Wednesday it’s closing its doors for good due to lack of revenue as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Despite a fundraiser and weekly online drag shows, the historic bar at 399 Ninth St. was unable to stay afloat and will close permanently after 55 years.READ MORE: COVID Surge: Mask Mandate Returns To Bay Area Businesses With No Limits On Capacity
Honey Mahogany, one of the co-owners, said, “It was a very difficult decision to make.”
She added, however, there’s still a chance the bar can find a new home and reopen its doors in the future.READ MORE: Firefighters Battling 2-3 Acre Wildfire In Lake County
The Stud plans to hold a “drag funeral” on May 31 to honor the bar and its legacy.
On Thursday at 2 p.m., Supervisor Matt Haney and state Sen. Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco), will join Mahogany and the bar’s other owners, Vivianne Forevermore! and Rachel Ryan to discuss the closure and provide more details about the upcoming funeral.
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