Longtime Duboce Triangle bar The Residence, a cocktail lounge with Victorian touches and neat window booth tables, will close in the next month or two. Hoodline has it that the owners have sold their business and are transferring their liquor license to the duo behind Divisadero bar Horsefeather. That's Justin Lew and Ian Scalzo, alums of the tastemaking cocktail bar Bourbon and Branch.
"You have a very limited time to come and get loaded with us at the Residence," a representative of the bar writes to Facebook. "We have thoroughly enjoyed the last 20 years of business in the neighborhood and hope we can see you before we close for good."
A farewell party is in the works at 718 14th Street, where co-owner Peter Paul Garcia has operated establishments since 1998. It was then that he and partner Ana Maria Maldonado founded the Zodiac Club, a restaurant and bar, which later became popular smokers' hangout Amber, and then The Residence, which debuted in 2010.
Of note there: The Residence hasn't been serving its own food, but apparently it's got the kitchen to do so, and in the past it's played host to pop-ups aplenty. Since Horsefeather takes full advantage of its kitchen on Divis in the former Ziryab restaurant space, even offfering brunch, it's possible Lew and Scalzo have bar bites in mind for the Residence space.
That said, it's all a bit early to say. For example, Hoodline originally reported that the team would be calling the bar Noble Savage, as was listed on the permit application though those things are always subject to change. Maybe after reading some comments that questioned the wisdom of that choice, Lew and Scalzo say that nothing's set in stone.