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tigers1956
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baton rouge
Member since Oct 2008
2616 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
Baton rouge has way to many rules and regulatipns...that is why it will never be the mext...AUSTIN.....
DAVIS RHOROR talks about how important it is for the rebirth of downtown is to have more people living downtown....WHY DOESN'T HE AND HIS STAFF LIVE DOWNTOWN
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Motorboat
LSU Fan
At the camp
Member since Oct 2007
19006 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
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Quality and training is a low priority.


The menu in chalk on the wall is difficult to read.

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Choice of coffee providers likewise.


From whom do they source coffee?


BooneTrails
Appalachian St. Fan
Member since Jan 2013
1074 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
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Baton rouge has way to many rules and regulatipns...that is why it will never be the mext...AUSTIN DAVIS RHOROR talks about how important it is for the rebirth of downtown is to have more people living downtown....WHY DOESN'T HE AND HIS STAFF LIVE DOWNTOWN


huh?


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Trout Bandit
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2012
7921 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
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Baton rouge has way to many rules and regulatipns...that is why it will never be the mext...AUSTIN

You have no idea what you’re talking about like usual.


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BottomlandBrew
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
19937 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
Damn man. You really don't like DAVIS RHORER. I know he has his quirks, but he's a good dude that's done a lot for downtown. Downtown was a disaster before he took the reigns at DDD.


tigers1956
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Oct 2008
2616 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
It's still a disaster...we have new hotels..a very few actual resturants and bars...but overall it's not going anywhere
You need to take a look at other towns and cities that have revived their downtown areas and you will see how lame downtown baton rouge is...there is virtually any nightlife downtown except for a dwindling crowd on Friday and Saturday nights


Jones
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Oct 2005
78613 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
Downtown is an outlier part of the city. It's not centrally located at all. We had a long thread on the OT about this. These next 2 wall of texts quotes was my dumb take

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The entire premise of the open container law being enforced as to killing downtown is grossly exaggerated. Downtown was dying long before the new mayor came in to office. 

It's always been dead Sunday to Thursday. The crowds on Friday and Saturday are a trashy mix of north br, Zachary, central, and Walker. Yea what a group to make up your only busy nights. 

College kids have no reason to go downtown when they have bars set in stone as the go to places. Post college people have better places by perkins, the overpass, and college/govt. There is no reason to go downtown unless you live there. 


Happys has improved drastically, but historically they were a mediocre bar at best 

City bar is horrible for most people. 

Punchers/whatever it's called is meh 

B&T is terrible 

Lucy's was terrible along with Lava 

Hueys was meh 

Schlitz is shitty pizza 

The nice bars are hotel bars, blend


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Duvics-nails your hole in the wall. Martini night 
Ivars-older Fred's on the weekends, covers the central and Zachary crowd, daytime drinking if so. Wing night 
Merchant-burger and beer 
Bumsteers-rooftop patio drinking and burger 
Digiulios-wine and Italian 

Earls-newly renovated and nice 
Bulldog-staple in the bar scene. Patio beers 

Olive or Twist- great mixed drinks, small but great tap list, good food late and early and happy hour 
New Cove on Essen- great mixed drinks and the food looks very good 

Hayride Scandal-arguably best drinks in town. Good happy hour 

Radio bar-idont go but it's very popular 

Superior Highland-3.5 jour happy hour 7 days a week. Included because it's right by my house 


So I drive past all of these places to go drink downtown or at least drive a farther distance. I have no reason to go downtown along with all the other residents in 70808 and nearby areas


Paul Allen
Notre Dame Fan
Montauk, NY
Member since Nov 2007
57151 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
What happened to the station? Them and triple A were the go to places on Thursday nights after Superior Grill on Government.


LouisianaLady
USA Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2009
69976 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
I lived at the Station when I was 18-20, but lets not pretend it wasn't filled with some trashy folks. I look back at my old photos there and cringe.


Paul Allen
Notre Dame Fan
Montauk, NY
Member since Nov 2007
57151 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
It was great. I think going out has changed so much. It was a different world back then.


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BooneTrails
Appalachian St. Fan
Member since Jan 2013
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re: Magpie downtown closing
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The entire premise of the open container law being enforced as to killing downtown is grossly exaggerated. Downtown was dying long before the new mayor came in to office.


This

Doesn't seem the successful bar owners have ever bought into downtown.


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Martini
North Carolina Fan
Near Athens
Member since Mar 2005
44498 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
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Baton rouge has way to many rules and regulatipns...that is why it will never be the mext...AUSTIN..... DAVIS RHOROR talks about how important it is for the rebirth of downtown is to have more people living downtown....WHY DOESN'T HE AND HIS STAFF LIVE DOWNTOWN


You are retarded.

The only “regulation” that seems to stick in this threads craw is not allowing open container. Does Austin allow that? I don’t know so enlighten me. Is that really the only “rule and regulation” that matters.

I’m an LSU fan. I don’t live on campus.


Ljcoonass
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2013
49 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
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Magpie is trash for specialty coffee. It's as low quality you'll find for specialty coffee shops. Never had a good coffee experience there.


Just curious where you feel a good consistent coffee can be experienced.
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Ljcoonass
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2013
49 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
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The only “regulation” that seems to stick in this threads craw is not allowing open container. Does Austin allow that? I don’t know so enlighten me.


Austin does not allow open containers. The biggest difference I see is that Austin has a huge 25-45 successful working class with ample high paying Tec jobs. Paying them $ to spend. Tourism a plenty for music and bunch of bats. But Baton Rouge has way better restaurants.
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Paul Allen
Notre Dame Fan
Montauk, NY
Member since Nov 2007
57151 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
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high paying Tec jobs.


It’s not just limited to tech.

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But Baton Rouge has way better restaurants


Examples?
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Shingo
USA Fan
Sin cty
Member since Sep 2010
1180 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
BR has “way” better restaurants than Austin. Are you serious?


Ljcoonass
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2013
49 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
Don’t miss understand. I like Austin. I’ve been there several times in the past year. Stayed in different areas of Austin each time. And have eaten st dozens of the locally owned restaurants there. I have yet to be really impressed with the food. Rather than me list my favorite BR restaurants. Please you tell me where I can find that excellent Austin dinning experience that would change my mind.


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wildtigercat93
Kansas Fan
Member since Jul 2011
88738 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
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But Baton Rouge has way better restaurants.


what

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there. I have yet to be really impressed with the food. Rather than me list my favorite BR restaurants. Please you tell me where I can find that excellent Austin dinning experience that would change my mind.


You’re the one with the hot take. You should be the one bringing in the examples here
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Got Heeem
Presbyterian Fan
Member since Sep 2012
2186 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
Intelligentsia last 5 times I've been.


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Ljcoonass
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2013
49 posts

re: Magpie downtown closing
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You should be the one bringing in the examples here


Fair enough. Little Village and Beausoleil has never disappointed. But this is a topic for a different thread.

I’m sorry to see Magpie close. IMO Their space was much to big for a small ticket restaurant / cafe. I imagine they were hoping alcohol sale would carry the weight. Real-estate prices are what they are and labor cost are no better. If your serving $10 -$15 tickets you better not have much overhead.


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