A veteran LGBTQ leather bar in San Francisco's SoMa District hopes to come out into the open.
The SF Eagle bar will seek city approval to build an outdoor public plaza in front of the business on 12th Street, between Howard and Bernice, according to The Bay Area Reporter. The stated mission is to honor neighborhood ties to the LGBTQ and leather communities as well as fill a much-needed void for safe public spaces in the area.
Right now, it's called Eagle Plaza and there are several different design concepts being considered, but all have an eye towards being versatile enough to be used for general social interaction and relaxing as well as special events and amenities such as food trucks.
"I am super excited about it, I think it is beautiful," District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim told The Bay Area Reporter.
The idea for Eagle Plaza is happening in conjunction with developer plans to propose new housing units in the area. Build Inc. wants the city to approve plans to erect three residential buildings in an empty parking lot across from the bar.
Friends of Eagle Plaza will show off some of the proposed design ideas at a beer bust event at The Eagle from 3-6 p.m. on Feb. 15. They'll also be on display at a public feedback meeting at Don Ramon's restaurant (225 Eleventh Street) from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 17.