In a somewhat shocking twist, noted Union Square bar Gold Dust Lounge set for closure earlier this year, will move to Fisherman's Wharf. Yes, Fisherman's Wharf. So the next time you find yourself at the Wharf (i.e., making a a Double-Double run), you will be able to enjoy that old-time Gold Dust charm while throwing back a few gin martinis.
SF Sentinel reports:
"The Gold Dust Lounge will shut its doors by Saturday and move into a new location at Fisherman’s Wharf sometime in the next four months, according to a source close to the bar. A press conference will be held at 2:30 Wednesday at the bar, 247 Powell St., to announce that the bar and lounge will fold its tent and move to an undisclosed location at Fisherman’s Wharf."
The news was confirmed by attorney and PR guru Sam Singer. And, let's face it, the move makes sense. The bar, as halcyon as it is, was a tourist locale that was not as frequented by locals as one might have assumed given the brouhaha surrounding its closure. No word yet where, exactly, in the Wharf the new bar will be. But SFist will be there for the big opening. After that is anyone's guess.
That said, congratulations to Jim and Tasios Bovis, who run the bar, and the Handlery family, who own the Powell Street building, for a seemingly peaceful resolution.
UPDATE: Looks like Wednesday night will be the bar's final night.