A Truce On Nob Hill

The long-running fight over live entertainment at San Francisco’s Nob Hill Masonic Center rages on, despite a plan approval from the city’s planning commission. But at least one neighborhood coalition opposing the use has called a truce.

Representatives from the Nob Hill Coalition and the Masonic Center, operated by Live Nation, announced the cease-fire, agreeing to a maximum of 54 live events rather than the planned 68, and 176 non-live entertainment events instead of 219. Events with 250 or fewer attendees would be unlimited, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

But the Nob Hill Association, the other neighborhood group opposed to concerts at the venue, didn’t join the deal and said it would file suit against San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors for giving its unanimous approval to the compromise April 3.

Still pending are lawsuits against Live Nation’s plans to expand the Masonic Center by including more seating and concessions area.