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Community Outcry Over Proposed Bourbon Street Plans

French Quarter residents voiced their concern Tuesday night (4.4) at a community meeting on proposed traffic changes to Bourbon Street. The meeting, which began as a way to address potential issues surrounding traffic flow and business viability in the city’s new security plan, morphed into a greater conversation about the disconnection between city planners and the city's residents. 

Homicide on Bourbon Street, 1 Dead Reports NOPD

In the morning hours of Tuesday (4.4), a New Orleans resident was shot and killed on Bourbon Street, according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). 

Mailbag: No More Strip Clubs on Bourbon

Bourbon Street and strip clubs have become synonymous, but many residents do not view that condition as a plus. The City Council is set to consider the state of affairs at the end of the month. Reader William Khan wrote to NoDef to argue why the Quarter does not need any more strip clubs.

Pole Position: Royal Sonesta Readies the Carnival Grease

Carnival is not lacking in traditions. Some are hallowed and others a bit more abstract. And, then there is the process of lubing up the metal poles on Bourbon. Today, the Royal Sonesta (300 Bourbon Street) announced that the annual Greasing off the Poles is set for February 5th at 10a.m.

Fatal Shooting on Bourbon

In the opening hours of Saturday (11.28), a New Orleans man was shot and killed on Bourbon Street according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).

Rainmaker: Judge Reopens 3 Bourbon Clubs

The weekend forecast calls for stormy weather dismaying many. But, on Bourbon Street, a few gentlemen’s clubs are happy that their customers can continue to make it rain. A civil district ruling returned the liquor licenses to three of five strip clubs sanctioned by the Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) on Tuesday (10.27).

Big Bourbon Bust

5 Strip Clubs Lose Licenses After "Operation Trick or Treat"

The champagne rooms at five French Quarter strip clubs allegedly got out of hand, and the establishments will have trade Moet for sparkling cider. Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) Commissioner Troy Hebert suspended the liquor licenses for the businesses this afternoon following evidence of prostitution, illegal drug activities, and lewd/improper acts at the businesses. 

Mugging & a Death in the Quarter Overnight

Crime in the City did not abate on Friday (9.18) night. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) reported that the evening included five Armed Robberies and four deaths. The Quarter was scene of one case from each category.

Jesters Held Up

Jesters (619 Bourbon Street) may bill their signature drink as "the strongest on Bourbon" but it was not enought to stop a stickup. A little before 5:00p.m. on Thursday (9.10) afternoon, the tourist mecca was the scene of an armed robbery.

Gift Shop Guru Buys Club Oz

Drunk 1 and Drunk 2 will soon have another place to dance. Club Oz (800 Bourbon Street), the iconic French Quarter gay bar, is about to have a new owner, but said proprietor is not new to Quarter rats. Kishore "Mike" Motwani won a live auction in held by Judge Elizabeth Magner in the U.S. Eastern District Court of Louisiana. Motwani is a polarizing figure known for his empire of t-shirt shops downtown.

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