Our favourite gathering spot
is in danger! Since 1998, Pirates Alley Café & Olde Absinthe House has been operating under it’s original Restaurant License (requiring a certain percentage o’ food sales to alcohol sales). Now, if ye’ve seen the size o’ the place (all 398 sq. ft.), there’s nothing that says “restaurant”; it has clearly been operating more as a BAR for these years – with our good mates Thais Solano & Tony Seville at the helm for the last dozen. They have been speaking to the City for years regarding the impossibility o’ supplying food in the manner required by the current license and have been struggling for the logical step – to have the license changed to a “Legal Non-Conforming Bar”. Seems the powers that be are a bit confused in this matter and are arguing that millions o’ dollars in alcohol sales do not a bar make…to which we respond, Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
Support the logical choice, support the Bar and most importantly, support our mates!
In the meantime, ye can send a supporting email with the form below! It will be forwarded to the appropriate parties (Ms. Leslie Alley, Deputy Director with the New Orleans City Planning Commission / Ms. Brooke Perry, Senior City Planner with the New Orleans City Planning Commission / and CCs to the Bar) – please be polite, succinct and explain why ye think Pirates Alley Café should be legally regarded as a Bar. Ye may read our own submission below…