What Haunted East Bay Eatery Was Featured on 20/20?

Chances are you have eaten there...

Screenshot of 20/20 website.
Screenshot of 20/20 website.

Pleasanton is well-known around the East Bay for its many spooks and specters rumored to lurk in the historic buildings along Main Street. One of those buildings, the Blue Agave Club, was recently featured on ABC's 20/20.

Owner Susie Garcia appeared in a segment of the most recent episode that investigated the macabre interest and popularity of buying haunted properties. 

Garcia tells ABC News about regularly hearing footsteps in the building located at 625 Main Street.

During the segment, Garcia says, "If you are a manager ready to close, you always have a buddy at night."

It's no surprise that there are a few lingering spirits in the restaurant which opened in 1997 in the 145-year-old building that was once a home.

Other areas in Pleasanton famous for having spirits including the Gay Nineties Pizza Co., Town Center Books, the Rose Hotel, the Pleasanton Hotel, Salon Esencia, Clover Creek and Leslie Marie’s Spa.

Have you experienced any spooky experiences while at the Blue Agave? How about any of the other businesses on Main Street? Tell us in the comments section.

timothy July 17, 2014 at 02:02 AM
Thanks for letting me know....no more Blue Agave for me, besides, they would not sell me a simple taco for dinner. No bueno.
Kristy July 17, 2014 at 02:04 AM
Seriously? You all are afraid of ghosts...lol....That's why you go there! OMG....You all are all living too much in the burbs, please get out more! So fun!
kimkristiansson July 17, 2014 at 02:22 PM
I haven't eaten (investigated the ghosts) there, yet, but I definitely will be. I have experienced ghosts & spirits in The Pleasanton Hotel, in the Koln Building, the Rose Hotel (and the old St. Vincent de Paul), Kottinger Barn, Gay 90's, the Train Depot & the building opposite it, Serenity Stoneworks, Gay 90's. Also in Town Center Books years and years ago. When I took the Ghost Walk tour, the docent encouraged me (as a psychic) to give my impressions as we toured the town - there are spirits and "spirit imprints" all over downtown Old Pleasanton. There was a salon where I held classes that had several playful and watchful spirits 'living' there. I've 'met' one or two in Dean's, when it was quiet enough to notice, and in Domus there were several, from time to time. Years ago, I 'met' several spirits in the 328 Saint Mary St. building (one in particular stood out), and a few quiet ones were evident at the old French restaurant back in the late 1990's. Kim, WhispersInTheWinds.com
Fay Clinton July 18, 2014 at 08:00 PM
I lived in Pleasanton for a couple of years back in the late 60s and have visited there several times since then but had never heard of ghosts until now. I've eaten in the Blue Agave, the Gay 90s and the Pleasanton Hotel, and have been inside most of the other buildings mentioned. How interesting that there are ghosts. Charming town, and although it's changed a great deal, I wish I still lived there. Fay Clinton
timothy July 18, 2014 at 08:52 PM
For some it's just time to take their medication.


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