I spotted this sign in the window at the Balcony Bar on Magazine Street yesterday. It has several interesting features.
The bar itself has undergone a significant transformation over the past year or so. They've taken all of the pool tables out and added some booths. Another sign in this window says they're now closing at 10:00 PM (!) on Fridays and Saturdays which seems incredibly strange to me. So much so, in fact, that I need to go check on this in person.
Anyway that little stretch of Magazine is constantly re-inventing itself. In recent years the most notable change has been the Rue De La Course and the Puccino's coffee shops on either side of the street have become restaurants. The coffee houses tended to stay open late. The restaurants don't. The Bulldog and the Rendezvous are still open nearby, of course. But the crowd each caters to is.. well, they don't have to be too anxious about im-poper attire very often.
None of this is particularly important except that this used to be a corner where a person could spend a lazy afternoon-on-into-evening with a few cups of coffee and then cheap domestics among an.. um.. eclectic sort of crowd. That is probably still possible to some degree but less so now.