Jan 272014

Chickie Wah Wah’s former pop-up The Sammich plans to open on Maple Street in February; a new grocery may be in the works on lower St. Charles Avenue, the owners of ManhattanJack bakery are planning a foray into Italian fine dining, and the owners of Three Muses have given up on their planned expansion to Freret Street, according to recent reports.

The Sammich, operated by Michael Brewer, will open in the Maple Street building last home to Singha Song next month, according to a report by Todd Price in The Times-Picayune.

Details are scarce, but an empty building in the 2000 block of St. Charles Avenue recently got a change-of-use permit for a “grocery shop” with a beer cave and walk-in humidor, according to a report by Sarah Chase of the Curbed real-estate blog.

Altamura, named after the Italian city where ManhattanJack owner Jack Petronella’s family comes from, will open in renovated building somewhere on Magazine Street possibly as early as May, reports Gwendolyn Knapp of Eater NOLA.

Abandoning plans announced last spring, Three Muses owner Dan Esses has decided not to open in the former location of Dunbar’s on Freret, calling it “a project with no start date” in an email to Todd Price of The Times-Picayune.

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