Jelly's Dance Cafe. Photo: Thomas Hawk
The Port served Jelly's with a notice of eviction in the days following the fatal shooting of Lee Farley, 39, of Richmond, on July 11 outside the club. The eviction is scheduled to take effect next Wednesday.
The Port said the decision was made in response to the shooting, other incidents of violence in recent years, including another fatal shooting outside the club, as well as noise complaints from neighbors and violation of the terms of the lease.
The San Francisco Entertainment Commission gave the popular club a brief reprieve in late July after a swell of supporters attended a city meeting. But the commission cannot stop the eviction notice, which is controlled by the port. One supporter called Jelly's her "prozac" at the meeting.
Club owners insist the violence is unrelated to the activity of the venue, which operates as a restaurant and dance cafe. They are calling the eviction "unfair and illegal."
The protest begins at 4 p.m. at Pier 1.