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CBD Scottish Rite Temple to Become Circus Theater

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A 162-year-old Greek revival Freemasons temple in the CBD is set to reemerge as a a circus-style theater and dining venue.

Developers Stanley Morris and Charles Trapolin, who previously partnered on a circus theater on San Francisco's waterfront, are turning the Scottish Rite Temple at 619 Carondelet St. into Nolaluna, a dining venue, bar and theater featuring "European-style circus artists, musicians, singers, comedians and variety acts." The pair is using state and federal historic tax credits to finance the $8 million renovation. Trapolin-Peer, the firm of Trapolin's brother, is the architect on the project.

· Freemasons temple downtown to become Nolaluna circus theater [NOLA.com]