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Article by Marta Jewson for UptownMessenger.com

Greg Sonnier, owner of the Uptowner, has suspended the Gabrielle small banquet dinners at his restaurant pending the resolution of a lawsuit.

This spring, Sonnier resumed offering the dishes from his popular Mid-City restaurant at the Uptowner on Henry Clay Avenue through contracts for dinner service with individual patrons.

The Uptowner released a statement last month, however, saying a petition filed in Civil District Court could take away the restaurant's licenses and permits, and that the lawsuit seeks to change 438 Henry Clay Avenue from a commercial building to residential. Sonnier maintains the lot has always been zoned for commercial use.

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