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Mar 20, 2007 09:34 PM

Stanley's Is it open?

I hear rumors that it is open. Has anyone been?. Best Reuben Sandwich in the City, I miss it.

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    1. re: hamsoda

      They closed for renovations several months ago once Stella! reopened. I haven't heard that Stanley is open again, but I don't get down there much.

      1. re: JGrey

        The sign on the door says they planned to close in October '06 and reopen in January '07. Exactly no update since then.

      2. re: hamsoda

        I do mean Stanley associated with Stella. I would have hoped they would get open for the Tennessee Williams Festival this coming week and the STELLAhhhhhhh ! contest.

      3. I miss it too!!! and coincidence, just last night I heard from close secret source that they will not be reopening in that location. They're in conversation to move to undisclosed relocation but one that is close to the FQ.

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        1. re: nolatummy

          We were last there in July...and the location was on Decatur Street in the French Quarter....are they moving from that location?

          1. re: geegeeTX

            So I heard. They've been closed for renovations for awhile and were slated to be open by now but I was told that thet are going to reopen to different location somewhere also in the neighborhood I hope.

            1. re: nolatummy

              I had dinner in February at Stella and spoke to the chef about when it would reopen, he made no mention of relocating, but is starting a third restaurant in one of the hotels, maybe that is the buzz you heard.

        2. It is still closed, but will open sometime after its renovations.

          1. Have they reopened in the new location? Is there anything that looks like construction going on?

            1. I thought they were going into the old La Madeleine location in Jackson Square - is this right, or is there something else there now? (I'm an old New Orleanian not living there right now!)

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              1. re: bronwen

                That's right. It should be going in where La Madeleine used to be.

                1. re: Frolic

                  Stanley was scheduled to open this month, but we'll see how that turns out. This info was per sous chef Erik Veney at Stella!, so it should be accurate.

                  1. re: mikemill

                    Any updates? Will be in town in 10 days.......

                    1. re: CEfromLA

                      My latest info is May or June, due to the lease signing being delayed until January.