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Tower New Orleans Re-Opens

23 Nov, 2005 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Tower Records' 18-year-old retail location in the French Quarter of New Orleans — shuttered three months following Hurricane Katrina — is scheduled to re-open the day after Thanksgiving.

Although not extensively damaged, the Tower location near the banks of the Mississippi river in a 19th century building was closed indefinitely when city officials shuttered much of the French Quarter.

The store, which is famed for its “Louisiana Room” offering a Cajun-inspired tribute to New Orleans Jazz and Blues, will operate on a skeleton schedule Thursday to Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

“We are pleased to re-open our Tower Records New Orleans store with seven of our original twenty-eight employees. After Katrina, we were able to identify that all of our employees were safe, although many have left the city and relocated,” stated Kevin Cassidy, EVP of retail for Tower Records. "As business warrants, we will be in touch with past employees to join our New Orleans team again."

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