SoMa’s oldest leather bar is back just in time for Pride Weekend

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  • There’s still time to celebrate Pride Month (including at a handful of events taking place this weekend), but if you’re looking to celebrate the occasion in historic digs, the oldest bar in leather in activity at SoMa reopens today, Friday June 25. 2020, there was a cloud of concern about the Eagle’s future when the building that houses the decades-old company went up for sale. But Hoodline Reports that in April the building had not been sold and last month the city designated the leather bar as a historic monument. A Facebook event page for the bar Kick-off and grand reopening of Pride Weekend promotes music by DJ Manuelito and an appearance by Rob Racine. [Hoodline]
  • One of East Bay’s best bakeries is temporarily closed following the death of a long-time employee, as first reported Berkeleyside. According to an article on the Arizmendi bakery website, the employee-owned co-op will be closed until July 7 so staff can mourn the loss of Jose Cardenas, who was a member of the bakery for 13 years. A GoFundMe was created for the Cardenas family, which includes his wife Ruth and 3 daughters, Maya (17), Naomi (6) and Luna (4). [Berkeleyside]
  • On Thursday, two behemoths from wine country forged an unholy – and probably too woody – alliance. the SF Business Times Reports Francis Ford Coppola has agreed to sell his Sonoma County wineries to Delicato Family Wines, the company behind brands like Bota Box and Gnarly Head. The partnership brings together three of Coppola’s operations, including the 188-acre Francis Ford Coppola vineyard, under the umbrella of Delicato to make the company number five “supplier of all wines over $ 11 in the US market.” , according to a company announcement. And if a conglomerate that is on its way to becoming California’s third-largest exporter of “family values” sounds obnoxious to you, then you are not alone. [SF Business Times]
  • And the Eagle is not the only local company to have distinguished itself for its role in the history of San Francisco. Rainbow Grocery, the beautiful, worker-owned produce and cooperative destination that has been in business for more than four decades, was recently given inheritance status by the San Francisco Office of Small Businesses, the market reported on Instagram.

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