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Collection Summary

Administrative History of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Records

Minutes of Board Meetings 1981-1997

General Files, 1969-1998

Appeal Dockets, 1975-1996

Suspension/Revocation Dockets, 1960-1996

Sound Recordings, 1984-1996

New Orleans Alcoholic Beverage Control Board:

An Inventory of Its Records at the City Archives, New Orleans Public Library



Collection Summary

Repository: City Archives, New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave.New Orleans, LA 70112
Creator: New Orleans (La.) Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
Title: Records
Dates: 1960-1998
Quantity: 7 boxes
Abstract: Records of the New Orleans municipal government agency charged with making decisions in matters relating to licenses of alcoholic beverage outlets in the Crescent City. Also includes earlier records of the decision-making process when it was in the hands of the City Council.
Identification: TQ
Language: English

Administrative History of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

The New Orleans Alcoholic Beverage Control Board was established by ordinance #7658 (MCS) in 1980 as an unattached board. Its seven members were to be appointed by the City Council for terms of four years. The ordinance gave the board two main functions:

1) To hear and decide cases for suspension or revocation of alcoholic beverage permits.
1) To hear and decide appeals from persons who have been denied alcoholic beverage permits by an administrative official in the enforcement of the Beer and Alcoholic Beverage ordinance.

Prior to 1980 these functions had been the responsibility of the City Council. In 1975 Councilman Frank Friedler made an unsuccessful attempt to create a separate agency to relieve the Council of that responsibility. The Police Department was making many arrests for violations of the alcoholic beverage ordinance that the Council was able to consider. In 1977 the Citizens' Committee Against Crime recommended that the Friedler proposal be revived and adopted as a necessary anti-crime measure. Early in 1980 Councilman Sidney J. Barthelemy noted that it would be"...better if the Council no longer functioned as a quasi-judicial body in matters relating to alcoholic beverage outlet suspensions and revocations....the Council's time is being consumed more and more by the city's budget crunch, leaving little or no time to properly conduct the ABO hearings, which usually are held onec a month."

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The records include minutes of Board meetings, general files (including some correspondence), files on individual appeals from permit denials, files on individual suspension/revocation petitions, and sound recordings of Board meetings. Also included are related records from the years when the City Council was responsible for alcoholic beverage outlet decisions.

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Arrangement of the Records

This collection is arranged in series as follows:

Minutes, 1981-1997
General Files, 1969-1998
Appeal Dockets, 1975-1996
Suspension/Revocation Dockets, 1960-1996
Sound Recordings, 1984-1996

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available to registered researchers by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment call Irene Wainwright at 504-596-2610 or e-mail at iwainwri@gno.lib.la.us.

Restrictions on Use

Please discuss with an archivist.

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Related Material

Minutes of City Council considerations of ABO matters are filed in the Official Proceedings of the City Council.

Records of arrests for violations of the alcoholic beverage ordinance are filed in the records of the New Orleans Police Department.

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Index Terms

Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the New Orleans Public Library's automated catalog and the NUTRIAS web site using these headings.

Organizations:

New Orleans (La.) City Council.
New Orleans (La.) Police Dept.

Subjects:

Alcoholic beverage industry--Lousiana--New Orleans.
Alcohol Law and legislation--Louisiana--New Orleans.
Liquor laws--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Places:

Vieux Carré (New Orleans, La.)

Document Types:

Minutes.
Correspondence.
Dockets.
Legal correspondence.
Sound Recordings.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Records of the New Orleans Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, City Archives, New Orleans Public Library

Acquisition Information

Transferred by the Clerk of Council on several occasions between 1974 and 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Wayne Everard, 2002-2004.

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Bibliography

See also "A report on the creation, evolution and work of the New Orleans Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, January 1981 - February 1984" [OVF TQ202 1984c].

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Detailed Description of the Records

Minutes of Board Meetings 1981-1997
For individual meetings some or all of the following are present: minutes, "rough minutes," agendas, correspondence, return of summons, and docket listings. There are no minutes for some months; in most such instances it is not known whether no meetings were held or the records for those months are missing (it is known that no meetings were held during the period January-March 1996. The minutes are filed in box 1 of the records.
The minutes are arranged in chronological order.

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Box 2

General Files, 1969-1998
This is an artificial series comprising files that do not fit into the other series. Some of the files, notably the Decisions and the Status, Decisions, are of particular usefulness.

Folder Title Date Comments
Agenda 1998/09/15 With manuscript annotations.
Agendas, Completed 1996
Agendas, Completed 1995
Agendas, Completed 1993
Agendas, Completed 1994
Agendas, Completed 1983-1985
Agendas, Completed 1986-1990
Agendas, Completed 1991-1992
Correspondence 1996-1997
Correspondence, General 1971 Includes list of hearings.
Decisions in Alcohol Beverage Permit Appeals, #15-89ABP - #5-96ABP

Decisions in Alcohol Beverage Permit Suspension/Revocation Cases, #1-89A - #2-95A

Denial of Permit Letters 1997
Denial of Permit Letters 1997
Hearing Schedules 1970
Hearing Transcript, Temporary Bar, 800 Bourbon St. (#5-89ABP) 1989/02/14 Excerpt from meeting.
Hearing Transcript, Temporary Bar, 800 Bourbon St. (#5-89ABP) 1989/06/20 Excerpt from meeting.
Miscellaneous 1981
Moratorium Appeal--The Brewhouse (Jackson Brewery) 1984
Returns on Summons 1972
Rules of Procedure

Status, Decisions in Alcohol Beverage Matters 1981-1985
Status, Decisions in Alcohol Beverage Matters 1969-1974
Status, Decisions in Alcohol Beverage Permit Appeals 1983-1985

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Box 2 (continued)

Appeal Dockets, 1975-1996
For individual appeal dockets some or all of the following are present: notice of decision and order, acknowledgment of appeal/request to appear, letter of denial, other correspondence, legal pleadings and other court documents, and records relating to the business or the business owner (including copies of arrest records in some cases). The records are arranged chronologically by year and alphabetically by name of alcoholic beverage outlet thereunder.
The records were sampled by selecting every tenth file along with two or three of the thickest files in each of the original containers.
Date Business Name Address Appeal Number
1975 Broussard's 819 Conti
1982-1983 Café De La Paix 401 Bourbon 8-83
1982-1983 Moon's Lounge 6729 Gentilly 18-83
1982-1983 St. Louis Café 434-438 Bourbon 22-83
1983 Clair's Pool Room 1334 Teche 54-83
1983 Florence's Lounge 500 Diane 28-83
1983 Melvin's Lounge 3335 Washington 57-83
1983 Moe's 1339-1341 Frenchmen 39-83
1983 Parker's Package & Liquor 2629 Washington 78-83
1983 Uptown Square Winery 518 Julia 48-83
1983-1984 Gladstone Hotel 3435-3438 Dryades 78-83
1984 Hard Rock Bar & Restaurant 938 St. Roch 21-84
1984 Islands 624 Bourbon 86-84
1984 La Strada 440 Bourbon 85-84
1984 Loading Zone 721 Bourbon 5-84
1984 Rainbow Deli 4837 Magazine 11-84
1984 Red's Royal Superette 1913 Royal 1-84
1984-1985 Morris Food Store 2501 Danneel 41-84
1984-1985 Williams Supermarket 2837 Broadway 31-84
1985 Carrollton Town Hall 8500 Oak 9-85
1985 Cheeky Chink's 1001 North Rampart 20-85
1985 Partners 718 North Rampart 1-85
1985 Quick Stop 6214 St. Claude 39-85
1985 Rainbow Grocery 4837 Magazine 28-85
1985 Red Machine 1701 South Saratoga 30-85
1985 Wise Seafood Market 4122 Chef Menteur 11-85
1986 Acropolis Bar & Restaurant 327 Decatur 10-86
1986 Astoria Bar 336 South Rampart 15-86
1986 Imperial House Lounge 1901 Elysian Fields 50-85
1986 Mango's Bar 1688 Gentilly 19-86
1986 Pip's Downtowners, Inc. 1224 St. Bernard 4-86
Box 3
1986 Surf 90 Lounge 9539 Chef Menteur 25-86
1987 Donovan Enterprises, Inc. 721-723 Burgundy 18-87
1987 Douglas Bar 3811 Magnolia 11-87
1987 Gussie's Ghetto 600 First 20-87
1987 Phil's Lounge 1200 St. Roch 29-87
1987-1989 Latin American 2604 Magazine 37-87
1988 Greystone Lounge 501 Newton 36-88
1988 Lightnin Bar 2200 Pauger
1988 Lucky Inn III 2701 Carver 26-88
1988 Tropidream Restaurant 1514 Elysian Fields 8-88
1989 Glass House Restaurant & Bar 1951 Deslondes 10-89
1990 7-11 Food Mart 8840 Edinburg 16-90
1990 Louisiana Pizza Kitchen 2808 Esplanade 7-90
1991 Witches' Den 3305 Dumaine 5-91
1992 Fahy's Irish Pub 540 Burgundy 9-92
1992 Lord's Factory Outlet 840 Canal 18-92
1992 Rumors Restaurant & Lounge 2831 St. Claude 7-92
1994 Daiquiri Chef 4010 Chef Menteur 4-94
1994 Forshey Food Store 8336 Forshey 15-94
1995 Gambler Lounge 6701 Tara Lane 1-95
1996 Doubletree Hotel 300 Canal 3-96

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Box 3 (continued)

Suspension/Revocation Dockets, 1960-1996
For individual suspension/revocation dockets some or all of the following are present: petition for suspension/revocation, notice of decision and order, correspondence, legal pleadings and other court documents, copies of arrest records, evidence seized by police, and photographs. The records are arranged chronologically by year and alphabetically by name of alcoholic beverage outlet thereunder.

The records were sampled by selecting every tenth file along with two or three of the thickest files in each of the original containers.

Date Business Name Address Docket Number Comments
1960 Latin Quarters Club 1418 Canal 2 See also AB305 1960b for a transcript of a hearing in this matter.
1962 Brass Rail 1316 Canal 6 See also AB305 1962n for a transcript of a hearing in this matter.
1962 Monkey Bar 1320 Canal 4 See also AB305 1962h for a transcript of a hearing in this matter.
1962 Texas Lounge 1422 Canal 7 See also AB305 1962g for a transcript of a hearing in this matter.
1963 Ferrara's Playhouse 431 Dauphine 13-63
1963 Kidd's Korner 6301 St. Claude 3-63
1964 Guy's International Bar 515 Canal 8-64
1964 Lucky Pierre's 735 Bourbon 26-64
1964 Pete's Cocktail Lounge 4716 Paris 18-64
1965 Big Train Bar (Nick's) 2400 Tulane 20-65
1965 Gentilich Restaurant & Bar 900 North Rampart 18-65
1965 Nelson & Lee Restaurant & Bar 508 Poydras 11-65
1965 Ralph's Place 2227 St. Claude 2-65
1965 Tarpon Bar 201 Canal 12-65
1966 Norby's Restaurant & Lounge 6078 Laurel 18-66
1966 Triangle Tavern 277 Cherokee 8-66
1967 Blue Crystal Bar 1135 Decatur 3-67
1967 El Morocco 200 Bourbon 41-67
1967 Garrigan Café 4801 Bienville 19-67
1967 Guys & Dolls 418 Bourbon 50-67
1967 Jeffery's Lounge 1937 Washington 56-67
1967 Madame Francine's Club/Trader John's 440 Bourbon 29-67
1967 O & H Lounge 3600 General Meyer 10-67
1967 Pat O'Brien's Bar 716-720 St. Peter 43-67
1967 Sho-Bar 228 Bourbon 31-67
1968 Blue Note Bar & Lounge 1505 Orleans 13-68
1968 Fantasy Lounge 600 Canal 23-68
1968 Little Goebel Bar/Gene's Bar & Restaurant 5119 St. Claude 33-68
1968 Triangle Tavern/Turf-A-Go-Go 1101 North Broad 3-68
1969 Copa Supper Club 6021 Chef Menteur 23-69
1969 Esquire Bar 632 Gravier 7-69
1969 Kitty Lounge 16532 Chef Menteur 17-69
1969 Red Ruby Lounge 1623 Dumaine 23-69
1969 Silky Satin Lounge 625 North Hagan 38-69
1969 Vie's Lounge 1109 Decatur 47-69
1970 Andy's Bar 5535 Magazine 55-70
1970 Aqua Lounge 4114 Toulouse 65-70
1970 Blue Angel Nite Club 225 Bourbon 45-70
1970 Blue Angel Nite Club 225 Bourbon 35-70
1970 City Park Ping-Pong & Billiard Lounge 4700 Orleans 15-70
1970 Duffy's Den Lounge 116 South Saratoga 1-70
1970 Gunga Den 325 Bourbon 25-70
1970 Jimmie & Deb's Lounge 7742 Chef Menteur 71-70
1970 Lost Buddha Lounge 1129 Decatur 56-70
1970 Point Restaurant & Bar 2441 Bayou Road 74-70 Includes "magic slates" and two issues of Sports Mirror
1970 Prentiss Lounge 2306 Prentiss 75-70
1970 Trophy House 601 South Telemachus 5-70
1970 V's Lounge 501 Decatur 79-70
1971 Bourbon Pub 801 Bourbon 72-71
1971 Bubber's Bar 742 Jackson 9-71
1971 Dixie Tavern 1384 Constance 8-71
1971 Dot's Bar & Lounge 2101 Conti 40-71
1971 Fairway Bar 601 Frenchmen 10-71
1971 Gay Times 405 Bourbon 52-71
1971 George's Bar 4000 Laurel 30-71
1971 Jazz Corner 1218 Canal 62-71
1971 Le Bunny Lounge 611 Canal 81-71
1971 Ruiz Brothers Bar 800 France 20-71
Box 4

1971 Sho-Ho Bar 1212 Canal 71-71
1972 Bitter Lemon Lounge 6000 Morrison 22-72
1972 Blue Angel 225 Bourbon 12-72
1972 Blue Angel 225 Bourbon 2-72
1972 Blue Angel 225 Bourbon 1-72
1972 Chez Frank 701 Bourbon 62-72
1972 Clematis Beer Parlor 3664 Clematis 71-72
1972 Club De Rocco 1300 Magazine 32-72
1972 Franklin Avenue Billiard Center 2509 North Villere 41-72
1972 French Market Bar 1004 Decatur 42-72
1972 Little Jack's Restaurant & Bar 3801 Tchoupitoulas 51-72
1972 Regency Lounge 4630 Downman 19-72
1972 Sho-Ho Lounge 1212 Canal 76-72
1973 Anita's Tavern 514 Ursuline 5-73
1973 Bourbon Pub 801 Bourbon 46-73
1973 C & J Bar 6039 Dauphine 1-73
1973 George Carey's Hat Bar 3139 Dumaine 15-73
1973 Josie's Huddle 2112 St. Claude 36-73
1973 Mother's 800 South Carrollton 25-73
1974 Dennis's Red Lion Tavern 5110 Danneel 24-74
1974 Dominick's 1056 South Rampart 56-73
1974 Maxwell's Plum 400 Burgundy 17-74
1974 Steve's Bar 8430 Apple 7-74
1974 The Point Restaurant & Bar 2441 Bayou Road 69-73
1974 The Point Restaurant & Bar 2441 Bayou Road 67-73
1974-1975 High Note #2 5201 Dauphine 41-74
1974-1975 Regency Room 4630 Dumaine 37-74
1975 Silver Slipper Lounge 1543 Lesseps 48-74
1976 Belfort Inn 3501 Belfort 16-75
1976 Brick's Midway 1829 Bienville 20-75
1976 Golden Slipper Steak House 942 North Rampart 10-75
1976 Joe's Bar 3405 Belfort 10-76
1976 Johnny's Say Hay 1402 Baronne 12-76
1976 Lil Wills Bar & Grocery Route 6, Box 216, Chef Menteur 2-76
1976 Ziggy's Saloon 4311 South Claiborne 26-75
1976-1977 St. Charles Bar & Grill 736 St. Charles 22-76
1977 Chip's Seafood 531 Lyons 5-77
1977 Cool Spot 2706 Second 38-76
1977 Gunga Den 325 Bourbon 32-76
1977 Out in the Cold Beer Parlor 701 Sixth 97-76
1977-1978 Buffalo's Water Hole 7605 Maple 7-77
1978 Audubon Tavern 237 Broadway 15-77
1978 My Club 127 Chartres 1-78
1978 Yvonne's Bar 949 North Rendon 17-77
1978-1979 Shirley's Lounge 2601 Royal 14-78
1979 Cuccia's Beer Parlor 2541 North Miro 4-78
1979 J. D.'s Club 5123 Canal Boulevard 26-78
1979 Sharon's Package Liquor 2701 Felicity 24-78
1979-1980 Avenue Bar 1939 Franklin 2-79
1979-1980 Friendship House Lounge 3340 Canal 31-78
1979-1980 Habana Bar 117 Decatur 12-79
1979-1980 Lafitte's Boudoir 522 Bourbon 35-78
1979-1981 Los Auantes 121-123 Decatur 13-79
1979-1981 Lucky Pierre's 735 Bourbon 9-79
1980 L'Bistro's 800 Bourbon 21-79
1981 Dock 727 Bourbon 22-81
1981 G & H Corner Grocery Store 4101 Jumonville 32-81
1981-1982 L'Bistro 800 Bourbon 6-81
1981-1982 Nana's 711 Bourbon 13-81
1982 Alexander Super Market 501 Elmira 72-81
1982 Auto Mart 1413 North Claiborne 42-81
1982 Bat's Bar & Lounge 3319 North Galvez 16-80
1982 Brothers Three 4520 Magazine 62-81
1982 Brown Place 2741 Orleans 3-82
1982 Burt's Restaurant & Sandwich Shop 1333 Ursulines 10-82
1982 C & J Bar 6039 Dauphine 76-81
1982 China Doll 3107 Magazine 6-80
1982 Chrissy's Lounge 2700 South Miro 29-82
1982 Dirty Dan's 203 Chartres 12-80
1982 Duke's Restaurant & Bar 751 North Claiborne 52-81
1982 Seaman's Club 801 Odeon 12-81
1982 Sportland Lounge 2001 Dryades 11-82
1982 Touch of Elegance 1300 Nunez 19-82
1982-1983 Chrissy's Lounge 2700 South Miro 30-82
1983 F & M Patio Bar 4841 Tchoupitoulas 20-83
1983 Fox Bar 2441 London 11-83
1983 Pat's Astoria 336 South Rampart 52-82
1983 Spades 913 North Claiborne 15-83
1983-1984 Rams II Lounge 2139 Simon Bolivar 22-84
1983-1984 Saturn Bar 3067 St. Claude 1-83
1984 Comeaux's 470 Jackson 16-85
1984-1985 Ollie's Restaurant & Bar 642 St. James 21-84
1985 Big John Hideout 444 Market 33-85
1985 C. J.'s Bar 6039 Dauphine 31-85
1985 Fatso's Bar 3305 Dumaine 40-85
1985 Old Post Office Bar 4000 Downman 34-85
1985 Three G's Lounge 5324 Franklin 36-85
1986 Metro Bar & Restaurant 7130 Freret 3-86
1986 Original Big Apple Bar 1528 South Rampart 13-86
1986 Richard's Super Service 3401 North Claiborne 14-86
1987 French Casino 418 Bourbon 4-87
1987 Marian's Bar 2300 Royal 1-87
1987-1988 Quenchers 3340 Canal 15-87
1988 Roberts Bar 3125 Calhoun 1-88
Box 5

1988 Vieux Carre Wine & Spirits 422 Chartres 3-88
1988-1989 Fun Limited 139 Decatur 3-88
1990 Mr. C.'s Billiards 6510 Morrison 2-90
1990 Original Melius Bar 622 Conti 1-90
1991 Monkey Bar 125 Chartres 1-91
1991-1992 Avalon 1201 Decatur 6-91
1992 Fun Limited 139 Decatur 1-92
1992 Mediterranean Café 1000 Decatur 3-92
1993 Avenue Pub 1732 St. Charles 1-93
1993 C-Note 1753 St. Charles 5-93
1993 Corner Pocket 940 St. Louis 6-93
1993 Crescent Cabaret 727 Iberville 2-93
1993 Mirabeau Cocktail Lounge 4501 Banks 16-93
1993 R.C. Bridge Lounge & Restaurant 1201 Magazine 9-93
1993 The Club 4336 Magazine 10-93
1995 Kagan's on Decatur 1007 Decatur 1-95
1995 Parlay's Bar 870 Harrison 2-95
1996 Sandwich Shop 645 South Pierce 2-96
1996 Save A Buck 6733 Chef Menteur 11-96

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Boxes 6 & 7

Sound Recordings, 1984-1996
Cassette recordings of Alcoholic Beverage Control Board meetings. The recordings are arranged in chronological order. Box 6 contains the cassettes; box 7 contains original envelopes with "table of contents" notes for each meeting.
The records were sampled by selecting the cassettes for every tenth date represented in the original containers.
Date Number of Cassettes Comments
1984/10/09 2
1984/11/13 1
1985/10/08 3
1986/03/11 1
1986/06/10 3 There is some discrepancy in the order of these tapes; also tape #2 has date indicated as 7/8/1986
1987/11/02 2
1988/01/12 4
1988/05/10 4
1988/10/11 2
1989/04/11 2
1989/10/17 1
1990/03/20 1
1990/10/16 1
1990/12/18 1
1991/02/19 1
1991/10/23 3
1991/12/17 2
1996/05/21 0

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