Downtown’s gay community has much to celebrate. On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. A week before, Precinct, Downtown’s first new gay bar in decades, shirked off some pesky permitting issues and opened.
The former event will go down in American history. The latter will kick off a new cultural future in Downtown.
The 8,500-square-foot Precinct is on the upper floor of a two-story building at 357 S. Broadway, above the casual Italian restaurant Pestolini. The building was a State of California Department of Corrections parole office for many years. That past prompted co-owners Thor Stephens and Brian McIntire to adopt a police theme.