You’ve heard the rumors. We’ve heard the rumors. And now we’re excited to share what’s going on at 700 Burgundy.
Our friend Matt Giglio, who owns the 700 Club, recently decided not to renew his lease at 700 Burgundy and purchased a building in the 1000 block of Rampart Street. While the new address isn’t 700 (that’s where the Black Penny is), Giglio plans to relocate there once renovations are complete sometime later next year. The 700 Club shared on Facebook that their last day at 700 Burgundy will be December 15th, 2019.
So what’s happening at 700 Burgundy? Upon learning that the lease was available and having always wanted to own a bar, Ambush Magazine owner Tomy Acosta recently signed the lease for 700 Burgundy with plans to keep the bar in the LGBTQ community.
As most know, the building is also home to the Faubourg Bistro. Matt Hayes plans to stay and run the kitchen.
Acosta’s lease begins on January 1, 2020, and he plans to get the bar up and running as soon as possible. This is in part due to Acosta’s desire to be able to offer current restaurant and bar staff employment as quickly as possible as it’s unsure when the 700 Club will reopen and, additionally, he wants to have ample time to figure things out before Mardi Gras!
Additionally, the Ambush Magazine office will return to the French Quarter, relocating to the second-floor apartment.
Be on the lookout in future issues of Ambush as we have updates on the new bar at 700 Burgundy including the name and opening date!