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Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:10 AM

Tujague's, the second-oldest restaurant in New Orleans, has been doing business on Decatur Street in the French Quarter since 1856 (see the review). The owner of Tujague's, Steven Latter, passed away in February. His son, Mark, now runs the restaurant. Steven Latter's brother, Stanford, owns the building. While nobody has said anything definitive, there are rumors that Stanford Latter is about to sell the building that houses Tujague's.

Apparently, when Stanford purchased the building in 1982, it was his intention all along to rent it out to the highest bidder, until his brother Steven suggested they keep the restaurant and run it themselves. One of the more outrageous rumors is that Tujague's will become a fried chicken joint and t-shirt shop. This is probably in reference to news that one of the potential buyers already owns several t-shirt shops in the French Quarter.

We're keeping our fingers crossed that, somehow, Tujague's will remain in place, for now, and into the next century.


One of my favorite memories of new orleans is this place. This is very sad news.
Posted by mr chips on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 2:49 AM

A travesty!
Posted by Twinwillow on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 11:36 AM

Last time I was there the food was a little iffy, but what a wonderful bar! Great atmosphere with lots of locals. I met a gentlemen who said he was there almost every night after work. Hate to see that go.
Posted by RoadKing on Friday, Mar 22, 2013 4:11 PM

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