Habana Outpost Owner Moves Ahead With New Orleans Project

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Probably happening. Photo: Andrew Karcie

Sean Meenan has received permission to submit final documents to the architectural review committee of the Vieux Carre Commission in New Orleans, which is a good indication that his plans to open a French Quarter branch of Habana Outpost may get city approval. In May, it was reported that critics objected to the large restaurant as "totally out of character" with its surroundings, and local residents threatened to sue if the Café Habana and Habana Outpost proprietor was given a green light to open on three lots in the landmark neighborhood. Supporters have argued that the 223-seat restaurant would not only be an improvement at the long-vacant corner parcel, but will also benefit the local economy. [WWNO, Earlier]