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Club Deluxe to Remain Open After Reaching Rent Agreement With Property Owner Veritas

Written by Julie ZigorisPublished Aug. 23, 2022 • 12:30pm
Peter Bascom borrows a light from women smokers at the Club Deluxe on August 15, 1996 in San Francisco, Calif. | Hafalia/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

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Club Deluxe will remain open in its Haight-Ashbury location after an agreement was reached between venue owner Sarah Wilde and property owner Veritas. 

San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston negotiated the six-and-a-half-hour mediation on Monday that resulted in a new lease for the long-running jazz venue, which has been operating at the same location in his district for more than 33 years. 

“Club Deluxe is a one-of-a-kind live music venue in the heart of Haight-Ashbury,” Preston said in a statement. “It’s a gathering spot, a place where people share community, and join together in what makes us human.”

“We are extremely pleased that Club Deluxe will continue to operate as it has for over 30 years,” Jeff Jerden, chief operating officer of Veritas, said in a statement. “We’re very appreciative of Supervisor Preston for his work helping to get this deal done.”

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Prior to the announcement, Wilde and Veritas Investments had come to an impasse over the rent agreement and the venue had been slated to close on Aug. 27.

“Your love of this venue has helped the landlord understand it is worth supporting this small business by offering a fair lease,” said Wilde in Tuesday’s news release. “Deluxe will be very happily staying at 1511 Haight St, hopefully for another 33 years!”

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Julie Zigoris can be reached at [email protected]




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