The members of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre' last night approved the sale of a portion of their building to the Dickie Brennan Restaurant Group. The sale will now be able to go forward, with Dickie Brennan set to purchase the space for $3 million. The theater hasn't been in operation since the 2009-2010 season, so the money from this sale should help it regain solvency. Meanwhile, Dickie Brennan expects to put another $3-$4 million into the building to repair its "severe" roof, water, and termite damage.
We don't know yet what Dickie's new restaurant will be called. Options include a number of bland but old-timey names, like:
·Cafe de la Louisiane
·Le Petit Bistro
·Cafe de Vieux Carre
·Tableaux at Le Petit Theatre
Let's just hope it's not the last one, with its nonsensical Franglais.
·Petit Theatre Bylaws Ok'ed: Deal Moves Forward. [NoDef]
·All Dickie Brennan Coverage on Eater NOLA. [-ENOLA-]