Wednesday, August 17, 2011

When The Saint Marches In

I'm always a bit suspicious of Mom & Pop or Mom & Son businesses. But David Wyant and his mom Jana's project sounds different. This one is a new hotel called The Saint. It's housed in the old Audubon Building on Canal Street (next to the Ritz-Carlton at Burgundy), and it seems promising. The Wyants are dropping some jack. The building's being restored to the tune of $39 million and will include two bars, a restaurant and blue ceilings in each of the 166 guest rooms. Will it make its promised December opening? Who knows. It's a welcome start. Good luck to them.

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