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M'ville New Orleans

Post by FinsUp6835 »

I am really SAD that Mville New Orleans is closing :(

It was my favorite one and most authentic next to Key West.

I dont understand why? I hope Jimmy reopens a small spot in New Orleans - it is one of his homes.
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Heard that they are looking for another NOLA location for Margaritaville. :D
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dnw wrote:Heard that they are looking for another NOLA location for Margaritaville. :D

Awesome!!!!!
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dnw wrote:Heard that they are looking for another NOLA location for Margaritaville. :D
Announced within the past 90 seconds on Radio Margaritaville: They're looking for a place on upper Decatur Street. Sounds like they have one in mind.
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2muchcoffeeman wrote:
dnw wrote:Heard that they are looking for another NOLA location for Margaritaville. :D
Announced within the past 90 seconds on Radio Margaritaville: They're looking for a place on upper Decatur Street. Sounds like they have one in mind.

WOOHOO!!! :D
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2muchcoffeeman wrote:
dnw wrote:Heard that they are looking for another NOLA location for Margaritaville. :D
Announced within the past 90 seconds on Radio Margaritaville: They're looking for a place on upper Decatur Street. Sounds like they have one in mind.
That makes more sense. I really enjoyed the bands at the NOLA club back in the day when I used to go there. It was the second one and had a lot more soul than the cookie cutter stores that they are opening now days.
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Re: M'ville New Orleans

Post by A1A-BJB »

I've read the articles, and all indicators point to Margaritaville moving to a new place on Decatur Street.
Also, a new branch of BB King's Blues Club will open at the old Storyville Tavern location, where the current Margaritaville site is.
So, in essence, New Orleans and us music lovers will enjoy a net gain of another venue.

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Any update on it opening in NOLA?
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RainTree wrote:Any update on it opening in NOLA?
As of April, issues with potential noise from rooftop bar and other design issues.
Hopefully someone local can bring us up to current status.
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Re: M'ville New Orleans

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This is the reply I got from contacting Margaritaville:

"Margaritaville New Orleans is slated to reopen later this year. As we get closer to opening, stay tuned to our site

http://www.margaritavilleneworleans.com/

https://www.facebook.com/margaritaville ... s/?fref=ts

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With the announcement today that they are still waiting design approval for a brand new building, I'm wondering when the potential opening is planned. [smilie=battingeyes.gif]
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Re: M'ville New Orleans

Post by ASaltyPieceOfLand »

From what I know the location at Jax Brewery on the top floor, which would've been outstanding, is not happening and there is the possibility of buying a rather small parking lot at Conti and Decatur to build a place that's been put on hold.

Parking isn't an issue since it's the French Quarter but building permits are.

Jimmy has nothing to do with it. As of now it's looking like it won't happen at all.

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Re: M'ville New Orleans

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Bummer, but I can understand the issues. Sometimes smaller is better. Not every M'ville has to be so grand. [smilie=battingeyes.gif]
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Wow. I hope I haven't sat at the tire swing bar for the last time.....
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Post by wanderingtoes »

New Orleans is always a changing landscape. Charming on the one hand and very threatening on the other, safety is a looming issue in all of these endeavors too. Jimmy loves New Orleans, no doubt about that and if everything can be worked out, I'm he will be back. (somewhere) However like many of you it just doesn't feel like it when you read into the rhetoric.
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Re: M'ville New Orleans

Post by ASaltyPieceOfLand »

Although I can't claim anything as fact I think part of the reason they left the location was they weren't making enough money. It wasn't exactly a local's place and the food was pedestrian at best, and in New Orleans, if you want locals, well, you need to have good food.

Yeah the rent went up but it was still a great location - and it's still a music oriented place now as BB King's Blues Club.

My understanding is, which means I could be wrong, Jimmy only has direct ownership with Duval Street. To my knowledge Decatur Street was the second to last one that he had ownership of and he let that one go when IMC bought out the entire Margaritaville restaurant business.

If IMC is smart they'll scale it back a bit. The one in Key West isn't huge. If it was something smaller, like Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar (now there's one in Key West!), it could work just fine.
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