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Channing Tatum to Open Bourbon Street Bar

Movie star and hyper-masculine piece of eye candy Channing Tatum is opening a bar on Bourbon Street. In a phone interview promoting the upcoming theatrical release of his New Orleans-shot film, the '21 Jumpstreet' star told the Times-Pic's Mike Scott, that he was so smitten with New Orleans that he wants to get in on the party. "I love New Orleans, man," he told the Times-Pic. "I love the spirit of New Orleans." His bar will have the very New Orleans-appropriate name Saints and Sinners, and while the Times-Pic doesn't publish a location, it does say that the bar will be "within staggering distance of Pat O'Brien's." Here's C-Tates on the idea of opening a bar:

I don't think I'd ever open a bar anywhere else really, because I don't want to try to get people there. But people come to New Orleans with a little bit of money in their pocket and they have one thing they want to do with it ? and that's spend it and party with it and go crazy. And I want to help facilitate that.
Tatum adds that, when he talks about his love for New Orleans, he doesn't just mean the Quarter: "The Bourbon Street area, Frenchmen, everything. It's just such a vibrant place." We can't fault him for loving Frenchmen.

No word on how much time Tatum will spend at the new bar. But according to the Times-Pic's Scott, after "a quick remodel ... Saints and Sinners should be ready to pour drinks in about two months."

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