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Is our Meg not feeling well? I have been standing in a hot, crowded room for almost two hours to see blood on the table, and if nobody stood up for the restaurant after a parade of pious objectors trying to destroy the proposal, I was going to stride forward and with oratory worthy of Cicero.
Probably question whether the ghost of tout ensemble past would prefer the crumbling old relic to a fun restaurant.
Another objector who said he was speaking on behalf of the immediate neighbors expressed concern about the sound that would come from the refrigeration, probably including the air conditioning. He tried to rouse some passion with a description of the Brooklyn Habana Outpost, but I suspect the audience reaction was if anything the opposite of what he hoped for. It is of course irrelevant anyway. What is relevant is what is under review today, not another site in New York.
And that, my friends, was it. It was so clear that the plan was going to pass the Architecture Committee that if others had planned to object or support, they just let it go. He is good at that. He said he intends his restaurants to be good for New Orleans, that living here here now with his family, he knows the city better, and that everybody is entitled to their opinion.
But Habana Cafe will be good for us. It is also not true. VCC had passed the Habana restaurant before, in a more challenging design. And besides, I watched them. They knew it was coming. It is simple, of course, and everybody else understands it.Despicable me 2 margo and Antonio dance
Habana has a business model, and people like it. That is why they go to them. They said chain restaurants are illegal in the French Quarter. I had asked Lary Hesdorffer about that a few months ago. He said it was not true. FQ has rules against take-away and paper plate restaurants, not against companies.
McDonalds could open a restaurant if they agreed to all the rules — sit-down, ceramic plates, conforming signage, etc. Where do they get that from? They know this is a contested issue; they prepared and presented their report.
Nicholas Musso designs restaurants professionally in his architecture practice, as well as teaching the subject in universities. He can see more in an architectural rendering in a few seconds than amateurs in whole table-banging meetings. They went on being stunned about things irrelevant — zoning and points of land law.
Those were not in the brief of the Architecture Committee, as Sarah Ripple had carefully explained. If you see these comments from those of the Hoodie Persuasion, just file them under B for Blowing Smoke. The VCC made no comment on those points.
Concept Approval is stage one, not the whole story. Like Habana Outpost, not as lively as expected. I guess council hall was about a quarter full.
I am going to speculate that many people have things to say about this massive nightmare of a bad idea, but it just feels hopeless. It might also be they have decided to reserve their ardor for the second session, or a grand set piece for the third. Several whose names were called said the would prefer to change to next time, so maybe this was just a warmup round. The first critics were young men they happened to be men involved in microbrewing.
They made a very sound point. Trends and activities not imagined in the CZO would be blocked, banned and sent to Metairie by this misconceived sorting plan that presumes to know the future. So they put their finger right on the poison sac: A very refreshing woman took the stand to argue for the 75 instead of 50 foot height limit in Bywater, because there are no views of the river.
One of the sillier things occasionally heard in zoning is that high buildings block views of the river. But the Mississippi levees are higher than the houses, so there are no views of the river until you get on top of the levee.
She said the only high building in Bywater is the Rice Mill. We need more 75 foot buildings, with bars and cafes on top, so people can sit back with a glass of wine and watch the traffic on the river. Sounds good to me. Then came a series of height-phobics.
What is so bad about building height? What is so wrong about diversity and an interesting skyline? What is so great about uniformity of height in residential areas? Why do they have to be just residential districts, which is a backward and boring idea anyway, as design and planning trend toward mixed use? Where do people walk the most, possibly a reason why their obesity quotient seems a little lower? Height phobia has held back the Perez project for Holy Cross, which would do a lot to help that neighborhood.
I suspect the good burghers of the Neighborhood Association, who moved there to indulge Historic fantasies, are the animators of the obstruction, with assistance from neo-preservationists like Louisiana Landmarks. Sounds like a Republican conspiracy to me, suspicious for a family of professional Democrats.
Ms Landrieu objected to a proposed reduced lot size. The property value junkies never like that, Smaller lots mean smaller houses which might mean. People Not Like US! The purpose of the CZO is rising house prices forever. At least Ms Landrieu is relatively transparent and honest about what she wants for Garden and the others — us not them.
Not an admirable objective, but the clarity is refreshing. In fact, much of what makes New Orleans worth living in would be illegal. The spirit that made New Orleans what it is will move on, to Austin or Portland or Berlin, and the Gentrification Mardi Gras will move to the time of a metronome between barriers supervised by QoL cops with sound meters. We will stay in the house, pay higher air con bills, and give up on street life. The stuff of legend. What do you think about Brylski and the Upstarts?
Sounds like a band, right? I am going to propose them to play the next French Quarter Advocates event. It is also avidly supported by a certain real estate mogul who owned or co-owned the corner gas station for about 10 years and allowed the property to fall into its current despicable condition. Eventually, that owner sold it in to Mr.
Meenan for a profit of approx. Miz Brylski, seems to be trying on a new persona. Maybe she had an exciting Labor Day weekend. You may be searching for the word facetious, Ms B. French Quarter Advocates try to ignore the inventive spelling put up a poll you could take about Habana Outpost.
It was real, all right, but had a bit of a game atmosphere, not easy for the zombie tendency to understand.
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But we are going to help them. Because they need it. Unless an organization is eternal, maybe the Illuminati, or Scientology, it has to start. French Quarter Advocates started earlier this year, in April, launched by people getting together who liked the idea of a French Quarter neighborhood association, who had never joined VCPORA or French Quarter Citizens because they could not stand their unsavory politics, sleazy ways, dishonesty, snobbery and addiction to vigilante lawsuits; or had joined, but left in disgust; or had been one of the officers or directors in place when FQC went crazy last year.
The former President and a fair number of other directors, officers and member shot their way out of the corral in a sort of Hoodie showdown. A veritable Brazilian Telenovela of FQ class. For now, enough to say they did not leave under a cloud. They left the cloud. It is not a nice place.
You would not want your kids to play there. Every one of the ex-members is relieved to be out, like people escaped from a bad cult, and look back on their time in the club with frissons of horror. I did some research to find out who the mogul is. Damn, a mogul, right here in a NOLA! I want to meet one. It turned out to be Michael Wilkerson. I am combing Amazon for books on mogul etiquette, so I know how to address him properly next time we speak.
She does have a funny way with adjectives for a flack, but okay, her clients think it is good enough. The good Citizens started frothing and foaming again. Conflict of interest, they accuse him of now. He is in the property business. He sold a property. Not his any more. FQ Advocates started by mutual interest of a number of people.
FQ Advocates is quite open. Want to know how many members, maybe even who they are?
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What they are for, what against, what measures they might use to advocate or lobby? No screechy preaching; no arrogance, no lawsuits, no lies.
Friendly people with a positive attitude.
Think it might catch on? If you have seen them at work on issues like the sound ordinance and the T-shirt shops, you know that their definition of truth is.