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.

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.

Suspension on to-go alcoholic beverages in New Orleans lifted after two months
Fahy’s, Bourbon Pub Parade reopen after COVID-19 shutdown

Prytania Theatre coming to Canal Place Nov. 6

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An Uptown cinema is scheduled to open in a French Quarter shopping mall next month.

Prytania Theatre, located at 5339 Prytania St., confirmed Thursday that it will be opening a second location at Canal Place on Nov. 6.

Local news organizations first reported the news on Thursday.

Opening a little more than 100 years ago, Prytania Theatre is the “longest continually operating” movie theater in the South and operated by the Brunet family for more than 25 years, according to its website.

Fahy’s, Bourbon Pub Parade reopen after COVID-19 shutdown

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At least four more French Quarter bars, including two on Bourbon Street, have reopened after closing for several months due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bourbon Pub and Parade, located at 801 Bourbon St., will open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for to-go cocktails from 2 to 11 p.m.

Fahy’s Irish Pub, located at 540 Burgundy St., reopened on Oct. 3 for to-go drinks.

The bar’s current regular hours at 1 to 11 p.m. and it’s open for to-go drinks only, although Hurricane Delta could affect its hours. The Category 3 hurricane is expected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast, likely somewhere in Louisiana, according to the National Weather Service.

The house phone is out of order, so if you need to contact Fahy’s, send a message on Facebook or email jsharriman_2000@yahoo.com.

Tropical Isle also opened on Oct. 3, at noon, for to-go drinks only at least three of its Bourbon Street locations. The bar, which is known for its Hand Grenade drink, is located at 721 Bourbon St., 610 Bourbon St., 600 Bourbon St. and 435 Bourbon St.

The company also owns the Honky Tonk, which is located at 727 Bourbon St.

Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29, located at 321 N. Peters St., opened on Oct. 2. As of Wednesday, in addition to-go cocktails, the bar/restaurant offered full-service drinking and dining from 4 to 10 p.m. A reservation on resy.com is recommended.

Betty’s Bar and Bistro, located at 700 Burgundy St., reopened on Oct. 4. The bar previously announced that its landlord had to “close permanently” due to the coronavirus pandemic.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced “Phase 3.1” opening guidelines, which began on Oct. 3, and will occur in three stages. The second stage, “Phase 3.2,” which could begin as early as Oct. 16.

“Phase 3.3” could begin as early as Oct. 31 and will allow indoor bar seating, and increased crowd sizes.

Cafe Beignet to open Canal Street location Oct. 9

(Photo: Cafe Beignet at 334 Royal St. | Jessica Sheridan | CC Flickr)
Cafe Beignet, a French Quarter-based coffee shop, is scheduled to open a location on Canal Street Oct. 9.

The coffee shop, its fourth location, will open at 622 Canal St., according to the company’s website. The address is the former location of PJ’s Coffee.

The cafe opened in 1990 and expanded to four locations in the French Quarter, including the Old Coffee Pot located at 714 St. Peter St.

Cafe Beignet recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of its first location at 334 Royal St. (next to the New Orleans Police station).

The Old Coffee Pot returns as Cafe Beignet in the French Quarter