Cafe, Bar & Courtyard Lounge


The Building:

One of New Orleans' most romantic restaurants, Feelings Cafe, Bar & Courtyard Lounge is available for lease or purchase. The property is offered fully licensed with full liquor service. It is fully furnished with equipment, furniture and fixtures including tables, chairs, kitchen equipment, televisions, security cameras and alarm system. Seller will sell the naming rights for Feelings Cafe, as well.

Please click on the Listing link above to be taken to the full listing.

More than 100 years old, and restored in 2016-2017, the property is a two story approximately 4,444 sf building that includes an impressive central courtyard, with second floor balcony that overlooks the incredible courtyard. 

The improvements are of brick and block construction, brick and concrete exterior walls, flat composite and a pitched composite shingle roof. 

The 2,250 sf ground floor is composed of a central foyer area which serves as a host/reception area, as well as provides direct access to the courtyard, main dining room, and downstairs bar.

The main dining room has  several sets of double french doors opening directly to the sidewalk, a separate 17 seat fully enclosed bar area with several sets of double french doors that open directly onto the courtyard. 

Also includes various storage rooms, as well as  the iconic open air courtyard with an intricate french drainage system to combat heavy downpours. The courtyard is paved in authentic slate and has been leveled to insure comfortable seating and to accommodate runoff into the drainage system.

The main kitchen is fully equipped with full exhaust, and Ansul system is also located on the ground floor, and has its own restroom, and separate entry/exit onto Chartres St for deliveries and staff.

Separate heating and AC are provided for kitchen, dining room, and bar.

Three  separate restrooms are located in the dining room (2) and courtyard (1), and one restroom adjacent to the kitchen for staff.

Public entrances are located directly from Franklin Ave into the entry foyer, and an additional entry directly into the main dining room from the corner entrance at Chartres and Franklin.

Service/Staff/Delivery entrances are located directly into the main kitchen from Chartres St, and directly into the main bar from Franklin Ave.

The 2134 sq ft second floor is accessible from an interior stairwell in the central foyer. It is composed of another kitchen/prep/storage area, two additional private dining rooms, a large office, storage areas, special events room, a fully equipped bar with its own covered balcony overlooking the courtyard, two full (with shower/bath) bathrooms within the second floor area, and one restroom located adjacent to the balcony.

All second floor spaces have independent heating and AC. 

It is possible to accommodate two separate concepts occupying the building on different floors, or to have two completely autonomous events at the same time, or to have public dining on the first floor and private events on the second floor. The second floor would also work well as gallery space, yoga studio, additional office space, or other such uses. 

 There are endless possibilities with this unique space. 

The Seller owns the adjacent multifamily property at 2604 Chartres which is also being offered for sale and can be sold together as a package.

Please click on the 2604 link above for full listing information regarding this property.

The opportunity to own two adjoining properties zoned commercial and multi-family is very rare and unique. 

The Location:

 located just outside the French Quarter In the Heart of the Faubourg Marigny.

Just a short walk from Frenchmen Street, One block from the river and Crescent Park. 

The area is generally considered more of a locals area to hangout, drink, and dine, and includes numerous other bars, lounges and restaurants, including The Franklin, MiMis, Cutters, Lost Love, Schiros,and many more.

Closeby, walking distance lodging includes the Lions Inn, Balcony Guesthouse

At The Intersection of

Franklin Ave & Chartres Street

 535 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117

alternative address is also 2600 Chartres St.