700 Club’s American Townhouse coming to North Rampart Street

(Photo: American Townhouse will be located at 1012 N. Rampart St., shown at the far right | Infrogmation | CC)
The 700 Club, formerly located on the corner of Burgundy and St. Peter streets, is opening a location on the edge of the French Quarter before the end of the year.

American Townhouse, located at 1012 N. Rampart St., is slated to open in the winter of 2020, according to an announcement on the club’s social media page Monday.

The club, which will be located two doors down from the WWL building, will be a restaurant, bar, and event space with a “big, beautiful courtyard,” according to the club.

The building is a Greek Revival-style American townhouse and was constructed in 1856. The Vieux Carre Commission rated the building “green,” which means it has local architectural or historical significance.

Read more here.

A 1975 photograph of 1012 N. Rampart St., where American Townhouse club is scheduled to open in the winter of 2020. Courtesy of the Vieux Carre Virtual Library.

The Quarter Report

The following is taken from the New Orleans Police calls for service daily log and includes incidents reported in and in the area immediately surrounding the French Quarter. Graphic courtesy of Eric T. Styles.

Monday, Oct. 12:

Incident — At 12:09 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft in the 200 block of Decatur Street.

Incident — At 12:30 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple battery in the 900 block of Toulouse Street.

Incident — At 1:35 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fight near the corner of Governor Nicholls and North Rampart streets.

Incident — At 1:45 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a battery in the 100 block of Carondelet Street.

Incident — At 1:53 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple battery in the 1000 block of North Rampart Street.

Incident — At 2:59 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fight in the 100 block of Carondelet Street.

Incident — At 11:46 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a person illegally carrying a firearm in the 400 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 12:08 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a bicycle theft near the corner of Bourbon and Toulouse streets.

Incident — At 1:13 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto collision near the corner of Bienville and Chartres streets.

Incident — At 1:54 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an unclassified death in the 700 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 2:50 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple robbery in the 600 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 3:39 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a missing adult in the 500 block of North Rampart Street.

Incident — At 3:42 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto collision with injury near the corner of Dumaine and North Rampart streets.

Incident — At 4:29 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fight near the corner of St. Philip and Royal streets.

Incident — At 4:58 p.m., New Orleans Police served two municipal attachment arrest warrants in the 300 block of Royal Street.

Incident — At 6:48 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of drug violations in the 300 block of Royal Street.

Tuesday, Oct. 13:

Incident — At 3 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft near the corner of North Peters and Canal streets.

Incident — At 7:35 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 1000 block of Esplanade Avenue.

Incident — At 7:47 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 100 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 8:08 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 500 block of St. Louis Street.

Incident — At 8:25 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a hit and run in the 600 block of St. Philip Street.

Incident — At 9:27 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of simple criminal damage in the 100 block of Carondelet Street.

Incident — At 10:51 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 900 block of Bienville Street.

Incident — At 11:27 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a prowler in the 500 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 11:29 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of drug violations in the 700 block of Decatur Street.

Incident — At 11:53 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 100 block of Chartres Street.

Incident — At 12:24 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto collision near the corner of Royal and Dumaine streets.

Incident — At 1:41 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of extortion in the 500 block of North Rampart Street.

Incident — At 1:48 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto collision with an injury in the 900 block of Orleans Avenue.

Incident — At 2:15 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a protest in the 500 block of North Rampart Street.

Incident — At 4:08 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of shoplifting in the 400 block of North Peters Street.

Incident — At 4:18 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a pickpocket near the corner of Bourbon and Bienville streets.

Incident — At 4:50 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a public gathering in the 200 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 5:23 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft in the 800 block of Bienville Street.

Incident — At 5:26 p.m., New Orleans Police received a silent 911 call in the 500 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 5:38 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fight in the 500 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 6:44 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple battery near the corner of Decatur Street and Esplanade Avenue.

Incident — At 6:51 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 600 block of St. Peter Street.

Incident — At 7:37 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an unclassified death in the 500 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 8:59 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an aggravated battery by cutting in the 700 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 10 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of drug violations in the 300 block of Royal Street.

Incident — At 10:36 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 500 block of Royal Street.

Incident — At 11:40 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 300 block of Canal Street.

Wednesday, Oct. 14:

Incident — At 5:31 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft in the 500 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 7:37 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of simple criminal damage in the 100 block of Carondelet Street.

Incident — At 8:51 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of shoplifting in the 600 block of Decatur Street.

Incident — At 10:01 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto theft in the 200 block of Decatur Street.

Incident — At 10:34 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of simple criminal damage in the 100 block of Carondelet Street.

Incident — At 11:06 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple battery in the 500 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 2:24 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto collision with an injury near the corner of Barracks and Decatur streets.

Incident — At 2:30 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple battery near the corner of North Rampart and Bienville streets.

Incident — At 2:34 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a prowler near the corner of North Rampart and Bienville streets.

Incident — At 5:02 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple battery in the 500 block of Conti Street.

Incident — At 5:14 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft in the 1100 block of Decatur Street.

Incident — At 5:55 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of shoplifting in the 600 block of Royal Street.

Incident — At 6:13 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto theft in the 500 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 7:20 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of theft in the 100 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 8:29 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fight in the 400 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 10:32 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fight in the 500 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 10:34 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple battery in the 300 block of Bourbon Street.

Thursday, Oct. 15:

Incident — At 12:26 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fight in the 1100 block of North Rampart Street.

Incident — at 1:21 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto collision near the corner of Bienville and North Rampart streets.

Incident — At 1:23 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple battery in the 400 block of Burgundy Street.

Incident — At 4:10 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 700 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 8:09 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft from the exterior of a vehicle near the corner of Esplanade Avenue and North Peters Street.

Incident — At 11:04 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple rape in the 800 block of St. Louis Street.

Incident — At 11:15 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 900 block of Bienville Street.

Incident — At 11:20 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto collision near the corner of North Rampart and St. Peter streets.

Incident — At 11:43 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of obscenity or exposure in the 700 block of St. Philip Street.

Incident — At 1:10 p.m., New Orleans Police received a silent 911 call in the 500 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 1:30 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a bicycle theft in the 200 block of Decatur Street.

Incident — At 2:50 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of reckless driving near the corner of Bienville and Decatur streets.

Incident — At 3:11 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a hit and run in the 100 block of St. Charles Street.

Incident — At 7:23 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple vehicle burglar in the 1100 block of Decatur Street.

Incident — At 6:13 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto collision with an injury near the corner of St. Philip and Burgundy streets.

Incident — At 10:28 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft by fraud in the 100 block of Carondelet Street.

Incident — At 11:01 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of simple criminal damage near the corner of Chartres and Canal streets.

Incident — At 11:26 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of simple criminal damage in the 600 block of Chartres Street.

Incident — At 11:44 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a robbery in the 100 block of Carondelet Street.

Friday, Oct. 16:

Incident — At 1:29 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 600 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 3:12 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of simple criminal damage near the corner of Dauphine and Canal streets.

Incident — At 7:44 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of simple criminal damage in the 100 block of Camp Street.

Incident — At 8:20 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fire in the 100 block of Roosevelt Way.

Incident — At 9:49 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 1000 block of St. Louis Street.

Incident — At 2:08 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an aggravated rape in the 900 block of North Rampart Street.

Incident — At 2:25 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a public gathering in the 700 block of Decatur Street.

Incident — At 3:48 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fight in the 500 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 6:06 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a hit and run in the 200 block of Canal Street.

Incident — 7:08 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm. in the 1000 block of Decatur Street.

Incident — At 7:10 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a hit and run near the corner of Conti and North Rampart streets.

Incident — At 8:13 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a pickpocket in the 400 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 10:53 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple battery in the 900 block of Decatur Street.

Incident — At 10:54 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple robbery in the 100 block of Carondelet Street.

Incident — At 10:57 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple battery in the 100 block of Carondelet Street.

Incident — 11:56 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a fight in the 800 block of Decatur Street.

Saturday, Oct. 17:

Incident — At 2:29 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a pickpocket near the corner of Bourbon and St. Louis streets.

Incident — 3:52 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an aggravated battery by shooting in the 50 block of Canal street.

Incident — At 4:54 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of theft in the 700 block of Toulouse Street.

Incident — At 5:10 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of extortion threats near Toulouse and Bourbon streets.

Incident — At 5:19 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of theft in the 1100 block of North Rampart Street.

Incident — At 7:31 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 700 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 11:41 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a hit and run in the 700 block of North Rampart Street.

Incident — At 1:47 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 500 block of Barracks Street.

Incident — At 4:49 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto collision in the 600 block of Dumaine Street.

Incident — At 7:06 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a public gathering in the 800 block of Esplanade Avenue.

Incident — At 9:53 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of shoplifting in the 800 block Canal Street.

Incident — At 10:51 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of shoplifting in the 800 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 11:19 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of obscenity or exposure in the 100 block of Carondelet.

Sunday, Oct. 18:

Incident — At 12:10 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a hold-up alarm in the 100 block of Bourbon Street.

Incident — At 12:20 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple battery near the corner of Conti and Bourbon streets.

Incident — At 1:27 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of an auto collision in the 900 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 5:44 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple robbery near the corner of North Rampart and Toulouse streets.

Incident — At 7:15 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a hit and run in the 500 block of North Rampart Street.

Incident — At 9:59 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple battery in the 1000 block of Decatur Street.

Incident — At 10:17 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a silent burglar alarm in the 700 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 10:28 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of drug violations in the 1000 block of Decatur Street.

Incident — At 11:12 a.m., New Orleans Police received a report of drug violations near the corner of Camp and Canal Streets.

Incident — At 1:53 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft in the 100 block of Carondelet Street.

Incident — At 2:25 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a hold-up alarm in the 1200 block of Decatur Street.

Incident — At 3:57 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft by fraud in the 100 block of Royal Street.

Incident — 5:18 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple vehicle burglar in the 100 block of Carondelet Street.

Incident — At 5:24 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of drug violations in 800 block of Iberville Street.

Incident — At 9:05 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple battery near the corner of Burgundy and St. Philip streets.

Incident — At 9:23 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of extortion threats near the corner of Bourbon and St. Ann streets.

Incident — At 10:16 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a theft in the 800 block of North Rampart Street.

Incident — At 10:26 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple burglar in the 100 block of Canal Street.

Incident — At 11:43 p.m., New Orleans Police received a report of a simple battery in the 100 block of Bourbon Street.

New Orleans Police towed 20 cars in the French Quarter from Oct. 12 to Oct. 18.

New Orleans Police seek man wanted in connection to Canal Street death

New Orleans Police obtained an arrest warrant for a man wanted in connection to a killing on Canal Street earlier this month.

After an investigation, detectives have identified 21-year-old Anfernee Devante Steele as the perpetrator of the incident that occurred Oct. 6 in the 500 block of Canal Street, according to New Orleans Police.

Steele is wanted on suspicion of one count of second-degree murder and one count of second-degree cruelty to juveniles.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or on Steele’s whereabouts is asked to contact Homicide Detective Barrett Morton at 504-658-5300. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 877-903-7867.

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Two arrested after robbery near Harrah’s casino; NOPD seeks third suspect

A man and a woman were arrested, and a third suspect is still at large, in connection to an alleged armed robbery that occurred last week near Harrah’s casino.

Joshua Valteau, 31, and Samina Murshedi, 31, were arrested on scene following an armed robbery that occurred Oct. 6 at about 5 a.m. in the 200 block of South Peters Street, in the Central Business District, according to New Orleans Police.

Darnell Bullock, 28, was named by New Orleans Police as a third person who is wanted on suspicion of armed robbery and attempted armed robbery.

After an investigation, police learned the victim walked out of a Canal Street business and was allegedly confronted by two suspects, one of whom reportedly brandished a handgun and demanded property.

Detectives initially identified Valteau and Murshedi, who were observed leaving a local hotel, where they were arrested, according to New Orleans Police.

Valteau was allegedly found with a handgun in his possession when he was arrested.

Police searched the suspects hotel room after a search warrant was approved and discovered numerous plastic bags containing varied amounts of drugs, including crystal methamphetamine, crack cocaine, heroin, Xanax and quetiapine fumarate, according to New Orleans Police.

Quetiapine fumarate, also known as Seroquel, is a prescription narcotic prescribed to patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and other psychiatric disorders.

Valteau was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on suspicion of illegal possession of a firearm; illegal possession of a firearm by a person convicted of domestic abuse battery; possession of drug paraphernalia; sale, distribution or possession of a legend drug; possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to distribute; possession of a Schedule I controlled substance with intent to distribute; armed robbery; and attempted armed robbery.

Murshedi was also booked into OPJC on suspicion of armed robbery.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or on Bullock’s whereabouts is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 877-903-7867.

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New Orleans Police identify man suspected in armed robbery near Harrah’s casino

New Orleans moves into ‘Phase 3.2’ on Oct. 17; more French Quarter bars reopen for to-go drinks

(Photo: French Quarter Fest opening second line parade, 2010 | Derek Bridges | CC Flickr)
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell on Thursday announced that the city will move into it’s fourth step, or “Phase 3.2,” of easing COVID-19 related restrictions on businesses Saturday.

Under the new rules, indoor and outdoor live music venues can open, but must obtain a permit from the city; fairs and festivals can take place; and second line parades are allowed.

Additionally, outdoor bar seating will be allowed to increase. Masks and social distancing rules are still in place.

Alcohol sales—including at bars, restaurants, entertainment venues and package stores in some parts of the city—are restricted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.

More French Quarter bars have reopened for to-go drinks, however, including Erin Rose, located at 811 Conti St.; Molly’s Irish Pub, located at 732 Toulouse St.; The Abbey Bar, located at 1123 Decatur St.; Golden Lantern Bar, located at 1239 Royal St.; The Chart Room, located at 300 Chartres St.; and many more.

For more information on the new rules, visit the city’s website.

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