An agreement has been reached between the business owner of Club Deluxe in the Upper Haight and property owner Veritas Investments which will allow the longtime jazz and blues club to remain in its home of more than 33 years, San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston announced on Tuesday.

The club was in danger of closing due to disagreements about rent, Preston said.

Club Deluxe had been hit by “significant” pandemic hardship, having to shut down for much of 2020 and periodically ever since, Preston said.

Preston, who used to be co-owner of the nightclub Cafe du Nord, said he intervened in the dispute between the business owner and the property owner to restart lease negotiations that he said had previously “derailed.”

On Monday, Preston brought the parties to mediation at City Hall which resulted in what Club Deluxe owner Sarah Wilde called a “fair” lease.

Preston credits a law he pushed in July of 2021 that waives certain pandemic-related back rent for small businesses.

Katy St. Clair got her start in journalism by working in the classifieds department at the East Bay Express during the height of alt weeklies, then sweet talked her way into becoming staff writer, submissions editor, and music editor. She has been a columnist in the East Bay Express, SF Weekly, and the San Francisco Examiner. Starting in 2015, she begrudgingly scaled the inverted pyramid at dailies such as the Vallejo Times-Herald, The Vacaville Reporter, and the Daily Republic. She has her own independent news site and blog that covers the delightfully dysfunctional town of Vallejo, California, where she also collaborates with the investigative team at Open Vallejo. A passionate advocate for people with developmental disabilities, she serves on both the Board of the Arc of Solano and the Arc of California. She lives in Vallejo.