SWITCHEROOS — At the end of June, Michael Gulotta will close his popular bar eatery, Rum and the Lash, to move it, the corned beef poutine, and the fish and chips to Mick’s Irish Pub by July 4. Here’s the full story. [NOLA.COM]
Plus, Cherry Coffee on Magazine has filed requests with the city to add dinner and cocktails to its offerings. [UPTOWN MESSENGER]
THE CHAINS — National chain Firehouse Subs is preparing to land in Algiers Plaza shopping center. The fast food eatery has set up a tent in the parking lot for job applications. [NOLA.COM]
RENOVATION REPORT — Starbucks on Harrison Avenue has closed for renovations. Along with updated decor, it’ll return with nitro cold brewed coffee in a month. [NOLA.COM]
Meanwhile in Baton Rouge, Chimes restaurant and bar with a cult following near LSU’s campus is adding a rooftop bar and about 6,000 square feet of dining space inside and out. (That’s about 50 seats.) It’ll close in July for the remodel. [ADVOCATE]
NEWS — There are 1216 restaurants in Orleans Parish, FYI. That’s a 24% increase over the number of restaurants before Katrina. [ADVOCATE]
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