Another Institution on the Market in the TenderloinMarch 26, 2019
The Edinburgh Castle at 950 Geary Street is now on the market with a $3.995 million price tag. In addition to the iconic bar’s building, the asking price includes the Castle’s business and liquor licenses.
And yes, the Tenderloin parcel upon which the 3,900-square-foot bar sits is zoned for development up to 80 feet in height, as touted in the marketing materials for the site.
We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.
Comments from Plugged-In Readers
Iconic? et tu, Sockesite?
My first Fish n Chips experience in San Francisco was here in 1997.
Do they still wrap them in old newspapers?
Unfortunately, no. Korean Fish & Chips around the corner closed a while ago.
Same business just on Polk Street. It’s still Piccadilly.
Biggest dump I’ve ever been in…IIRC the washroom sink was a hose and bucket; ‘course, judging from the pics, they’ve fixed it up quite a bit since.
That’s part of the charm. Some of us prefer it over a mixologist preparing $16 “craft” cocktails in an environment that could pass for a dentist’s office.
I prefer a happy medium, with a slight skew toward the dive scale.
it supposes to be dirty. It keeps the likes of you away.
The assumed plan — demolish and rebuild with seven stories of housing above another bar — is exactly what SF needs to do over and over again. Another institution can begin its story here, but with 100 new San Francisco residents living above it now.
Amen. We gotta look forward. How else do icons get created?
Bonus points if the new building has trompe-l’œil crenellations.
“you don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here”. But this is home.
It’d be a tough sell if condos were built. Homeless shelter is literally around the corner.
Also around the corner and down the block from the (actually iconic) Great American Music Hall, one of the city’s best karaoke spots (YamaSho), dozens of great restaurants and bars and cafes. A shelter negates all of that? No way (and besides, it’s better than rough sleeping on the sidewalk.) Plenty of people would love to live here.
All yours then.
That stretch of Geary is still firmly Tenderloin and not Tender Nob. The lineup of [homeless] on Polk and Geary is a huge turn off.
I really like Edinburgh Castle, and I hope that they find a new home. Many fond memories there. ?
geary is definitley TL and not TN. Tenderknob is california, pine and bush, and in a few places, sutter might count.
Yeah, I don’t get how a homeless shelter negates everything you’ve listed. Some people just prefer Walnut Creek, I guess.
So glad I got to enjoy San Francisco when I was still reasonably young. I had many a fun evening here listening to friends’ bands. RIP Edinburgh Castle. RIP San Francisco….this town has all the charm of a Hayward vape store.
Oh come on. There are plenty of fun, earthy places left. A Hayward vape store? Not that I’ve hung out in one but no way.
Can’t wait until they turn it into a pretentious, expensive “artisinal” “local” etc. dump full of drunk techies and squealing bachelorettes, then will close in a year.
Ah, many a Bobbie Burns Birthday bash was had there.
Sigh…for better or worse, the only constant is change.
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