Broken Record Bar Wins the Day In Planning Commission — Can Now Stay Open Later Than 'Tonight Show'

We noted this morning that the Broken Record bar out on Geneva was fighting for its business life today, as its owner pushed to be granted a conditional use permit that would permit him to stay open later than 11 p.m.

Jason King said that he would not be able to remain financially viable if forced to make last call at 10:30. Luckily for him, it looks like he won't have to.

With a 6-1 vote, the Planning Commission granted King his permit. “I think the real coup de grâce was when John Avalos walked in,” said an exhausted King. The District-11 supervisor spoke in favor of the bar's permit (he had hosted campaign events there prior to his election). Also showing support were the Outer Mission Residents' Association and Excelsior Action Group.

King is unsure if the decision can be appealed. In the meantime, he plans on pouring drinks until midnight and 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“I'm feeling great,” he said. “And the 6-1 vote is a strong indicator that people want us here.”

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