Saturday, February 18, 2006

Rue De La Course

I heard that the Rue De La Course on Race is permanently closed because the building is too far gone. Any confirmations?

The Little Rue
photo by Billy Sothern

The Little Rue used to be my neighborhood cafe. I miss it.

10 comments:

Billy said...

I love that picture. It sure is a giant cup of ice tea.

I am pretty sure the Race Street Rue is gone for good. With its classic flagship store on Magazine Street gone, its lousy coffee and surly service, it is a wonder that people don't go elsewhere. Its a good thing for them that CC's is so completely charmless and that the silly hats that they make staff wear at Pucchino's make me want to kill myself and others (and I know I am not alone on that).

NolaNik said...

Yeah, I consider that a bummer. I hope that the cafe opening soon at Erato and Carondelet does ok. I hope that the atmosphere (simple and covered in coffee bean oil dirty) is similar to that of the little Rue.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I live right near the Little Rue and it is being renovated to house a new coffee place (can't remember the name). From what I heard, that building was sold and Jerry decided to concentrate on the larger locations. Also, I happened to really like the coffee pre-storm, though their filtered coffee quality has dropped big time. They still make great espresso drinks and amazing iced teas.

NolaNik said...

Yeah, I really like the atmosphere best. The coffee has been hit or miss since he storm. Thanks for the update. The bright side is that someone is hopefully going to save that building, because it's a good one -and there will still be coffee to grab.
There will also be a coffee place opening up on the corner of Clio and Carondelet, by Three Ring Circus...no name yet.

Thanks, sleuth.

Anonymous said...

The new coffee shop on the corner of race and magazine st. is now called mojo coffee house. I have been in several times and it is great! Great coffee and atmosphere. Long live the neighborhood coffee shop!

NolaNik said...

I just checked it out last week, myself. I took a picture of it and intended to post it tomorrow, coincidence of coincidences! Coffee is good.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the translation for "Rue De La Course"?

NolaNik said...

It means race course; I assume that's why the coffee shops have the name, since the original was on Race street. Anybody speak up if I am wrong about that history...

Anonymous said...

It means race street

jinx. said...

I know this is from like two years ago, but yeah, "rue de la course" is what someone told Jerry "Race Street" would be in French - the Race Street rue was the first one. I have doubted the accuracy of the translation for many years, but whatever. The name works.