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17,000-SF CBD Cajun Dance Hall Scooped Up By John Georges

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Michaul's Restaurant and Cajun Dance Hall, an almost-always empty oddity on St. Charles Avenue now belongs to local billionaire newspaper owner/businessman John Georges. City Biz reports that the 17,000-square foot property near Lee Circle closed earlier this year after the owner died. Georges, the new-ish owner of The New Orleans Advocate newspaper, two-stepped on in and bought it at auction for $1.63M. Apparently he has "several ideas but no immediate plans for the property at this time." This could be a hot little spot – on the Mardi Gras parade route, near several museums and galleries, not to mention that the Lee Circle area will surely be shaken alive by this new structure. What do y'all want to see here?
· John Georges buys Michaul's restaurant property [City Biz, sub. req.]
· All Lee Circle news [Curbed NOLA]