Mediation Works! North Park bar makes peace with neighbors

The owners of the Bluefoot Bar and Lounge, at the corner of 30th and Upas streets, have been battling with a group of residents that live near the pub for more than a year. In March, the bar overcame opposition to get its weekend late-night permit extended for two years, but that was less than the five-year term it had been seeking.

Shortly after the permit was extended, Councilman Todd Gloria’s office requested mediation from the National Conflict Resolution Center. After several sessions, Bluefoot agreed to install better noise suppression features and step up security near the bar.