Wednesday, May 08, 2013

When it rains it Khodrs

So yesterday we learned that Hicham Khodr had just purchased his fifty ka-billionth restaurant on Magazine Street.  Today we're finding out that he may have to deface an icon he already owned.
Camellia Grill, a dining landmark on South Carrollton Avenue, may have to go by another name after a recent court ruling that found the restaurant's owner in breach of a licensing agreement.

On Wednesday, a civil district appeals court ruled that the restaurateur, Hicham Khodr, lost the right to use the Camellia Grill name and logo on the business that he bought from Michael Shwartz in 2006.
Frankly, I've never been a huge fan of Camellia Grill.  I know it has a certain sentimental value for deep Uptowners and probably for kids who first found it as Tulane students.  But it's pretty much just another diner. And there are other, better diners in town. 

It's not terrible, of course. And, for what you pay there, it's probably "worth it."  But mostly what they're selling there is the name. Sucks for them if they can't sell that anymore.


Daisy said...

I would say the Camellia is in my top three NOLA restaurants. The potato-onion-cheese omelet......ooooh I want one.

jeffrey said...

Anytime you want to come into town and get another one, it's on me.

Nnaemeka Chukwuebuka said...

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