Mark Frazier, co-owner of Dallas Eagle, and Ron Hennis, manager of the San Francisco Eagle Tavern, are in negotiations for Frazier to purchase the San Francisco bar from owner John Gardiner, according to the San Francisco LGBT newspaper, Bay Area Reporter.
Dallas Voice hasn’t spoken with Frazier to confirm the report, but the newspaper has an extensive story that includes numerous quotes from Frazier, including one in which Frazier indicates that if the sale goes through, he’ll move to San Francisco. “It’s been a dream of mine for a very long time,” Frazier said.
According to the newspaper, Gardiner decided not to sell to the owner of another bar there, a possibility which had upset some in the LGBT community since it might have meant the Eagle would no longer be a gay bar. Frazier told the newspaper that the only thing holding up the deal right now is that neither Frazier nor Hennis has been able to get in contact with the owner of the property where the SF Eagle is located, John Nikitopoulos.
Mark Frazier has long been a huge asset to Dallas’ LGBT community, and we would hate to lose him to San Francisco. But we certainly don’t want to stand in the way of his dream, either! Here’s wishing you all the best, Mark!