with gay pride decor, probably June 1984
And below is a 1979 photo, when it was a flea market
T-Shirt, courtesy David Kokenes
Owners Tony Castagna and Dan McPartland
Kudos to whoever chose the ad graphics, they never used the same one twice
And, barely open...and there was a large controversy...
1982 Pride entry, which won the Grand Marshal's prize
New Owners, July 1982
below, they are mentioned in a Ripcord ad, November 1982
They did not advertize after October 1982
under the new ownership it apparently did not do well,
Closed for a year
new owners: James Shamess and Cole Shelton
1984 Pride Photos
and, the closing....
above right, last TWT Guide listing
I asked a friend familiar with the leather bar scene then to comment....
in tribute to the Loading Dock, or maybe just trying to get some mileage
using the name,
Below, recent photo 1735 Westheimer