On Sunday, January 20, River Beats New Orleans reported that the City Park staple, Morning Call, served their last orders to friends and regulars.
Morning Call has been a part of New Orleans for over 150 years. Their move to the City Park location was fairy recent, and unfortunately didn’t last as long as they hoped.
Once news broke out about the closure, and the Cafe du Monde replacement, locals were upset. “It was old New Orleans,” many said.
But luck may be on the horizon for the Morning Call family, closer than originally planned. In a conversation with Midcitymessenger, co-owners Bob and Mike Hennessey said that they are looking into locations in Slidell, Kenner, Magazine Street, and Esplanade Avenue. The two also mentioned bringing a booth to the Fair Grounds, which would be a first.
“I would like to grow it, expand it. If you don’t grow, you fall behind.”
Nothing is 100% solidified yet, but they are working hard to bring Morning Call back!