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Report: Tujague's moving to new French Quarter location

Tujague's owner Mark Latter told The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate that the move was an economic necessity.

NEW ORLEANS — The second-oldest restaurant in New Orleans will soon relocate to a new building.

The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate reports that Tujague's Restaurant will move from its historic Decatur Street location to a three-story building in the French Quarter that was previously home to the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Tujague's owner Mark Latter told the newspaper that the move was an economic necessity.

“In order to keep the traditions everyone loves and talks about here going, we have to move,” Latter said. “We can’t do what we’ve always done and survive. We have to change, and that’s what this comes down to.”

Latter says the new location will allow the restaurant to double in size with a larger kitchen and private dining rooms. He plans to open the new location in August 2020. The current location will stay open through next summer.

Read the full feature, with more details about Tujague's move on NOLA.com.

At the historic, old-line restaurants of New Orleans it can sometimes feel like time stands still. But soon the city's second-oldest restaurant will be on the move. Tujague's Restaurant will relocate from its longtime home at 823 Decatur St. to 429 Decatur, a few blocks upriver, owner Mark Latter confirmed.

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