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Sound Cafe proposed to re-open in Mid-City

A proposed bookshop, Sound Cafe, plans to use the location of a a former hair salon located at 4207 Dumaine Street.
A proposed bookshop, Sound Cafe, plans to use the location of a a former hair salon located at 4207 Dumaine Street.

 

A new bookshop, Sound Café, has been proposed for the Mid-City area.

Sound Café was formerly located at 2700 Chartres Street, but closed its doors in July, according to reports.

The new bookshop has been requested to use the location of a former beauty salon, Live Art, located at 4207 Dumaine Street.

Stella Baty Landis, owner of the café, submitted the request for the bookshop to have a coffee counter in the location and stated that the bookshop would sell small gifts and second-hand books.

According to the request, the approximately 700 square-foot bookshop will have two or three tables of seating indoors and outdoors in the location’s courtyard patio.The request also states that the shop plans to be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and plans to serve neighborhood families and students.

The shop will not have any employees and will be completely owner-operated.

The only structural changes that will be made to the building will be the removal of a salon chair and the addition of a water line to the coffee maker, according to documents filed with the city.

The proposed project is slated to be heard by City Council on May 7, according to last week’s agenda, and is still in need of a recommendation from the City Planning Commission.

Sound Café would be the second neighborhood bookshop in the Mid-City area, after Tubby and Coo’s on S. Carrollton opened in October.

Maple Street Books had locations in the Bayou St. John and Marigny neighborhoods, but closed its doors in June 2013.

 

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