Eagle-eyed Dogpatchers may have noticed the sign in the window of the Dogpatch Saloon indicating that its liquor license was in the process of being sold. This is, of course, the second step after selling the business itself (or, the second, but conjoined step?).
ABC indicates that the transfer is still pending. But who is Dogpatch Saloon LLC? The ABC page lists the following officers:
BARRY, CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL
GOLDFINE, MARC EVAN
JOSTAD, DEREK CHARLES
The California Secretary of State is in agreement and gives another hint: said LLC is registered at 83 FIRST ST, which is the address of a local watering hole run by those same gentlepersons: 83 Proof, which is, upon mild internet searching, a divey-but-classy-drink-having bar not too far from my office, but not close enough that I’ve gotten a chance to wander over there. From my internet stalking, they do not appear to serve food, so that stove in the saloon could continue to be unused, but they do have connections to TruckStopSF, so maybe they will trick some trucks into showing up at 10pm on Friday nights.
I sent the good folks at 83 Proof an email and Marc replied:
There’s not much to tell yet as things are still taking shape.
So there you have it: the firmest of plans.
Let me know if you hear any more scuttlebutt.