In some bitter-sweet Bay Area news, Milpitas icon Edgie’s Billiards will be reopening this October under new management. What Now San Francisco has been able to confirm that previous owners, Susan and Antonio Bangoy have sold their beloved billiard parlor after being forced to shut their doors during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The new owner, Yi-Ching Chen, announced recently that the billiard hall will re-open under the same name, coming as a great to relief to the loyal pool sharks that have playing there for over a decade. A new liquor license application has also been filed with the state of California under the same name.
Edgie’s Billiards, located at 235 S Milpitas Blvd, has been a fixture in the Bay Area scene throughout its 16 years of operation. Founded in 1995 on a major thoroughfare in downtown Milpitas, Edgie’s Billiards became a staple of the Bay Area billiards scene. Players loved the relaxed and casual environment of the parlor as well as the owners’ strict attention to detail, and Edgie’s soon earned a reputation for being one of the best billiard parlors in the city.
Locals are sad to say goodbye to Susan and Antonio but are quite happy that Edgie’s will be reopening under the same name. A cursory look at Facebook and Yelp reviews reveals the profound breadth of affection locals felt for the small business, often referring to “Susie and Tony” by name and thanking them for small additional touches that made their experience extra special.
While details about this new transition are still fresh, the fact that Edgie’s is retaining its name is a strong indicator that the new management doesn’t intend to rock the boat too much. With nearly two decades of operation, it would be a shame to lose the sterling reputation that Edgie’s Billiards spent so many years cultivating. After a couple of retouches and a fresh food and drink menu, Edgie’s Billiards will be right back where you remember it once October rolls around.