Reports of the death of the Elbo Room were greatly exaggerated! We ourselves spoke too soon — we just didn't want to drag it out, to get hurt more. But there's very good news for the Valencia Street staple — it seems plans for a condo conversion, specifically a set of residences that the building's owners indicated they'd like to inhabit themselves in their twilight years — have been postponed.
We're good through 2018, people, so get over there, grab a beer, and bust a move. It won't, thankfully, be your last there!
It's been a prolonged process fraught with separation anxiety: Before current owner Matt Shapiro received a reprieve through the end of this year, the Elbo Room was supposed to sail into the sunset on November 1st. But what was going to be a monthly lease renewal affair — presumably based on demolition/construction plans — has turned out to be a sure thing for two years to come.
Personally, I consider this a Hanukkah miracle — this seems the most apt seasonal analogy — but thanks go to any and all party gods.