Bradley’s bar closed 18 months ago, a victim of Stockton’s staggering economy. Brad Koster, who owned the Bull ‘n’ Bear midtown pub from 1993 to 2005, opened Bradley’s at 116 N. Hunter Street in 2006 as the downtown renaissance took flight. And business was good as the courthouse workers and young crowd kept the place going. And then the economy turned. The crowd got smaller and the business shut its doors in April 2012.
But recently an application for an alcohol license for Picasso’s Tapas appeared in a window of the former Bradley’s. A quick search showed this to be a San Jose-based franchise specializing in Spanish food. Surely, there is more to come on this story.