The New Orleans Planning Commission approved a request to allow Kermit Ruffins to reopen the Mother-In-Law Lounge, restoring the Treme landmark and allowing for live music every night of the week. Ruffins put a lot of money into reopening the bar before getting caught up in rezoning purgatory, and he "wants to get some of my monies back" asap. He now awaits the go-ahead from City Council. [Nola.com]
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