After breaking the story of 515 Toulouse St, Curbed NOLA has been bombarded with tips regarding the efficient sale of one of New Orleans' last bath houses. Following up on an anonymous tip which stated that Earl Weber's son, Jonathan, had purchased the building and not Earl as originally reported. The tipster goes on to mention that "Jonathan Weber's father is very proud his son is independently joining in the family business."
Corroborating this story is French Quarter Realty's Richard Jeansonne, who represented the buyer of 515 Toulouse. Jeansonne states that "Earl Weber has nothing to do with this building. Jonathan Weber is the "son" of the developer of Jax and bought it." Speaking on the record with Curbed NOLA, Jeansonne also added that the building sold for its advertised price of $2M. Says Jeansonne:
The project location is outstanding, and will be accessed from exclusive Wilkinson Row. The new condo units will be super-luxury with high ceilings, lots of windows, and original refinished wood floors. It will have 4 penthouses with large outdoor roof deck spaces, hot tubs, and outstanding views. An additional tipster mentions that Club New Orleans had been closed at least a week before the sale, shuttering its doors the Saturday of Southern Decadence. It truly is the end of an era and the dawn of more condos.