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City of Alameda to Buy John Patrick’s Bar

Next Tuesday, Alameda City Council will consider a resolution authorizing the city manager to purchase John Patrick’s Bar at 1813 Park Street, which has gone into tax default. The City plans to buy the property for the price of the defaulted taxes and fees which amounts to $11,772 for “economic development purposes.”

According to the staff report, the City considers the 5,850 square foot parcel as a “primary opportunity site,” combined with the adjacent parcels of the former Ron Goode Toyota auto dealership, for infill development. The three properties comprise roughly 1.23 acres of land in the Alameda Gateway district.

Reviews on Yelp suggest that patrons have a love/hate relationship with the bar, as evidenced by the comments: “best. worst bar. ever. if you come here and don’t have a good time, it’s completely your fault.”

After acquisition, city staff anticipate working with Bar “in a fair manner consistent with State and local laws,” until the property can be redeveloped.

2 comments to City of Alameda to Buy John Patrick’s Bar

  • Michael Boland

    I am very curious as to the ideas that will be gathered for the “economic development purposes” portion. Might be nice to see it turned into a small park for that area; plant trees, add benches, and a pathway through it. There seems to be enough businesses nearby, so a nice place to walk to for the employees in the area during their lunch time or breaks would be nice. Just a thought folks!

  • Betty

    Nice idea

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