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Legendary local music venue Tipitina’s plans to expand by opening up a coffee shop next door that will also serve as a bar and live entertainment venue at night.
The City Planning Commission approved the plans in a unanimous vote on Tuesday (July 27), with the provision that all music must be indoors with windows and doors closed.
The coffee shop will be on 4331 Tchoupitoulas St., in a building previously used as a commercial short-term rental space known as Tchoup House. The venue has a rear patio and upstairs deck.
As with many businesses, 2020 was a lean year for the coffee shop, located just off University Avenue and Harvard Street. Owner Kyle Thorson had to reduce staff and cut hours to stay afloat. He reopened his shop in August last year, and made it through with the help of a paycheck Protection Program loan, and a low-interest business loan from the Bank of North Dakota. They almost weren’t enough, but things are starting to turn around.
“There were a couple months truly, that I almost thought we weren’t going to exist anymore,” said Thorson.
Thorson had to reduce his