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The Ground Breaking Sazerac House

January 31, 2017
By: Gustavo Escanelle

The Ground Breaking Sazerac House Opening 2018 on Canal and Magazine St on Tuesday, Janurary 31, 2017.

Sazerac House Fact Sheet

SAZERAC HOUSE - Fact Sheet

•  The Sazerac Company has had its roots in New Orleans since 1850.

• This building sits just a few hundred yards from the original Sazerac Coffee House which was

   on Exchange Alley in the French Quarter.

• This is the first true “homeplace” for the Sazerac Company.

• The size of the Sazerac House is approximately 48,000 square feet.

• The building has been vacant since the 1980s.

• There are five floors in the building.

               - Floors one through three will be museum/exhibit space.

               - Floor four will be meeting space.

               - Floor five will be Sazerac employee offices.

• 45 new jobs will be created; 60 Sazerac employees total are expected to inhabit this space.

• As much as the original architecture and design elements as possible will be preserved as renovations take place.

• The museum will focus on the history of the cocktails, including the world famous Sazerac Cocktail and Sazerac’s connection to New Orleans.

• Tours will be self-guided with docents stationed at key points along the route.

• Admission to the Sazerac House will be free and tours will be complimentary. Selected Sazerac products and branded merchandise will be available for

  purchase in the gift shop.

• Expected completion date is October 2018.

• Upon completion, 100,000 visitors are projected for year one.

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