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EdithaV.Amacker
From:Sent:To:Subject:TBeninate@glazers.comTuesday,November16,201010:25AMEdithaV.AmackerGabriellerestaurant
Asapatronofthisformericonicestablishment,Iwouldlovetoseethembackinbusiness.Pleaseapprovethezoningchangesneededtohelpmakethishappen.TraciBeninate
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EdithaV.Amacker
From:Masinter,PaulJ.[PMasinter@stonepigman.com]Sent:Tuesday,November16,201010:32AMTo:'Saunders,John';EdithaV.Amacker;Amy
E.
ChandlerCc:ArnieFielkow;JackieB.Clarkson;SusanG.Guidry;StacyHead;KristinG.Palmer;CynthiaH.Morrell;JonD.JohnsonSubject:RE:GabrielleRestaurantIsharewholeheartedlyMr.Saundersposition.Inparticularly,Istronglyagreethatneighborhoodestablishmentslikearestaurantimprovethequalityoflifeinthesurroundingarea(IhavefirsthandknowledgeasIliveonOctaviaandDanneelStreetsandhavewithinafewblockswalkingdistance:DanneelPark,theLatterLibrary,fourschools(Lusher,theScience&MathCharterHighSchool(theformerAllenSchool),NewmanandDeLaSalle),theArcofGreaterNewOrleans,theJCC,andseveralrestaurantsandshops(includingGautreau's).Allaretrafficgeneratorsbuttheyallalsobringvitalitytothearea.TheSonniersshouldhavebeenallowedtoopenGabrielleyearsagoattheHenryClaylocation.NowisthetimefortheCitytocorrectawrongdecisionandallowthesededicatedNewOrleanianstoopentheirrestaurant.TheCityandtheneighborhoodwillbebetterforit.From:Saunders,John[mailto:Saunders@chaffe.com]Sent:Monday,November15,20107:09PMTo:evamacker@cityofno.com;aechandler@nola.govCc:afielkow@nola.gov;jbclarkson@nola.gov;sgguidry@nola.gov;shead@nola.gov;kgpalmer@nola.gov; chmorrell@nola.gov;jdjohnson@nola.govSubject:GabrielleRestaurant
Toallwhomaybeconcemed:
It
hascometomyattentionthattheCityofNewOrleanswillbere-visitingthequestionofthelegalityofGabrielleRestaurantoperatingat438HenryClayAvenue.Apparently,theCityCouncilisconsideringanapplication(ZoningDocket118-10)bytheSonnierstoallowGabrielletooperateasarestaurantatthatlocation.AsidefromanyequitableconsiderationsthatshouldweighheavilyinfavoroftheSonnier'sapplication,letmesayitwouldbeawonderfuladditiontouptownNewOrleans.TheSonniersarewellknownfortheirculinaryskillandwerealwaysgoodneighborsintheirpriorlocation.Althoughmanyhavevoicedanopinionthattheoperationofarestaurantatthatlocationwouldoverwhelmcurbsideparkingintheneighborhood,IhaveattendedfunctionsatthatlocationwhenitwastheUptowneraswellassincetheSonniersassumedownership,andevenduring"fullhouses"forreceptionstherehasneverbeensuchacrowdaswouldundulystressavailableparking.Inallprobability,Gabrielle'soperatingcapacityasarestaurantwouldbelessthanasitscurrentuse(ortheprioruse)asareceptionhall,sothereiscertainlyampleparkingwithina1-2blockradiusforseateddining.SurelynoonecansuggestthepresenceofarestaurantofGabrielle'scaliberwouldbringmorecrimetotheneighborhood.Ifanything,slightlyincreasedstreetactivityand(presumed)securityonthecomershouldmaketheresidentsoftheneighborhoodfeel
more
secure.Simplystated,Gabriellerepresentsthetypeofneighborhoodestablishmentthatisneededforthis"newurban"approachwehearabout,wherebusinessesarescatteredthroughoutneighborhoods.IgrewupinthisuptownareaalongMagazinebyAudubonPark,andrememberwhenyoucouldn'twalkmorethan3-
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Page2of24blocksinanydirectionwithoutseeinganothercomergrocery(Diaz',Saladino's,Langenstein)orpharmacy(Howell's,Mozer's,Rexall),orsandwichshop(Norby's),orwhatever.ThatistheNewOrleansweshouldbestrivingtoemulate,notonewithallrestuarantscongregatedonlyoncorridorssuchasMagazine,Carrolltonor
st.
Charles.Withnohesitationorreservation,IapplaudtheSonniersfortheirwillingnesstoremainandrevivetheirwonderfulrestaurant,andIurgetheCityCounciltoapprovethischangeinzoning,landusageorwhatever,inordertopermitGabrielletoriseagain.Thankyou,JohnC.Saunders,Jr.
JohnSaunders,Jr.
Attorney
ChaffeMcCall,L.L.P.
AttorneysatLaw
2300EnergyCentre1100PoydrasStreetNewOrleans,Louisiana70163Direct:504-585-7516DirectFax:504-544-6058Main:504-585-7000Fax:504-585-7075Saunders@chaffe.comW.
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ChaffeMcCallL.L.P.IRSCircular230Disclosure:Toensurecompliancewithrequirementsimposed
by
theInternalRevenueService,weinformyouthatanyU.S.federaltaxadvicecontainedinthiscommunication(includinganyattachments)wasnotintendedorwrittentobeused,andcannotbeused,byanypersonforthepurposeof(i)avoidingtax-relatedpenalties,or(ii)promoting,marketingorrecommendingtoanotherpersonanytransactionormatteraddressedinthiscommunication.ChaffeMcCallL.L.P.CONFIDENTIALITYNOTICE:Thise-mailtransmission.includingattachments.ifany.isintendedforuseonlybytheaddressee(s)namedhereinandcontainsconfidentialand/orprivilegedinformation.Anyunauthorizedreview,use,disclosureordistributionisstrictlyprohibited.Ifyouarenottheintendedrecipient,pleasenotifythesenderimmediatelybyreplye-mailortelephoneanddeletetheoriginalanddestroyallelectronicandothercopiesofthismessage.Ifyouaretheintendedrecipientbutdonotwishtoreceivecommunicationsthroughthismedium,pleasesoadvisethesenderimmediately.
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