11 November 2005

Photo du Jour: Eddie Bo Performs at Mid City Rock N Bowl KTMB +72

Mid City Rock N' Bowl reopened last night with 75 year old piano legend Eddie Bo headlining. As he was introducing Eddie Bo on to stage, owner John Blancher stated that MCRnB will be open as long as he is alive. No word however on his other South Carrollton Avenue longtime-established Ye Olde College Inn. Ernie K-Doe's widow Antoinette was also on hand to announce she has all intentions of reopening the Mother-in-Law Lounge in Treme. The turnout was excellent and Rockin' Dopsie was on hand to do a few songs as well. There were no visible signs of obvious damage upstairs at MCRnB, but downstairs on the ground level of the building is a different story. Thrift City has been cleared out, but the Union Supermarket remains in very bad visual condtion--and it doesn't smell very good either. Water line marks on two Thrift City delivery trucks marooned in the parking lot reveal the 6+ feet of water this part of Mid City suffered. Once-submerged cars and trucks parked on the South Carrollton neutral ground, parked there by their owners before the storm to escape the anticipated KTMB street flooding, still remain abandoned between Tulane Avenue and Canal Street.


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