Cafe Habana, the Sean Meenan-proposed restaurant went before the Architectural Review Committee only to be told that issues of visibility were still apparent. More information is needed regarding the same concerns of lighting and signage as well as sound-proofing. Also a nagging issue is capacity — the cap is 172 people but the public is skeptical. In fact, the public may have better ideas for the Esplanade and N Rampart space:
Cafe Habana team has given up on Cuban restaurant, plans to open Cane's franchise on Esplanade and N. Rampart.— ok awesome (@ok__awesome) October 15, 2014
Remember our previous Cafe Habana article regarding the VCC? And the one before that? If this is starting to feel like fractal Habana Cafe stories to you, then we here at Curbed NOLA are breathing a deep sigh of relief.
· Cafe Habana asked to further refine design by French Quarter committee [NOLA.com]
· Habana Cafe [Curbed NOLA]