At yesterday's Board of Supervisors meeting (more on that later), the Supes finally approved legislation creating more reasonably priced entertainment permits for cafes and small restaurants. The new permits mean a small venues with live music will no longer have to pay for the same $2,000 permits as city nightclubs. Instead, your neighborhood flamenco bar will only have to pony up $385.
Daytime operating bars and cafés looking to bring in nightly troubadours should know the new permit requires that stages/performance areas be no larger than 200 square feet and you'll have to pull the plug before things get rowdy at 10 p.m.
Ross Mirkarimi, who sponsored the legislation and whose district includes the jazzy strip of Fillmore Street, prematurely celebrated the win with an impromptu concert on the steps of City Hall before the Board went on recess.