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Mimi's In The Marigny Gives Up Live Music Permit For Good

The popular Marigny bar will focus on its upstairs tapas restaurant, and can have 9 live shows a year.

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After a two year long battle with annoyed neighbors, beloved Marigny bar Mimi's In The Marigny has agreed to give up its live music permit, Richard A. Webster reports.  As part of the agreement, owner Mimi Dykes can get a special events permit to have music nine times a year, which will likely happen on New Years Eve, Halloween, during Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, but she must inform neighbors three weeks in advance.

Since the popular bar's various dance nights and live shows became shaky grounds as of 2013, Mimi's has been tapping into a new business model focusing on its legit upstairs tapas restaurant run by chef Heathcliffe Hailey. Dyke's lawyer Justin Shmidt notes that Mimi's is "actually getting more customers now without the live entertainment on a regular basis."

Mimi's In the Marigny

2601 Royal Street, , LA 70117 Visit Website