Tipitina’s owner plans $12M lakefront festival park

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of one of New Orleans’ best-known music bars has agreed to spend at least $12 million to turn a vacant riverboat casino dock into an outdoor music venue and high-end retail center.

The planned Tipitina’s development in eastern New Orleans would expand the brand created in 1977.

According to its website, Tipitina’s was established as a “neighborhood juke joint” to provide a place to perform for Henry Roeland Byrd, better known as pianist Professor Longhair.

NOLA.com ‘ The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/1lMKUwX ) reports that a group headed by Tipitina’s owner Roland von Kurnatowski signed an agreement recently with an Orleans Parish agency.

Studio Network-Lakefront LLC first pitched the idea in January.

Since then, two water park features were replaced in the plans with more bars, restaurants, and a possible nightclub.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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