A couple weeks ago, the legendary Punch Line on Battery Street announced it was closing its doors this summer due to rent increase.
This morning, Dave Chappelle, Kamau Bell, Nato Green, and Supervisor Aaron Peskin gathered at City Hall to fight for the comedy club. It was reported that the Punch Line and Live Nation couldn’t come to an agreement with the landlord regarding the lease.
Apparently, the rumors are Google is the new tenant that would take over and people are not happy about it at all. Peskin stated, “We recently learned that the likely leesee is is Google. I’d like to say to Google: please, do no evil. We would like to solve this with honey rather than vinegar.”
It’ll be interesting to see what happens in the next couple months. There is now a Twitter account, @SaveThePunch, that you can follow for updates.
KFOG’s Arthur Ballesteros was at City Hall today and captured a shot of Chapelle and Bell at the rally.
— Arthur From Online (@CouldBeArthur) May 21, 2019