Donna’s—With A New Name

Donna’s On Rampart—the old Donna’s Bar & Grill, which closed in August—has been leased by optometrist Dr. Eugene Oppman, who also owns the Carver Theater on Orleans Avenue. Oppman started his optometry career in the Carver Theater in 1987 and operated a clinic there until Hurricane Katrina hit.

Morris Kahn, a tax specialist who’s working with Dr. Oppman to revive Donna’s, says that the new owner has applied for all licenses including one for alcoholic beverages and the so-called “mayoralty permit,” which would allow live music at the club. Kahn says there are structural and plumbing issues which are being addressed currently.

“We’ve applied for the permits, and we’re waiting the required 45 days to see if they’ve been approved,” said Kahn.

  • SallyLynn

    so what’s the new name gonna be?

  • Mcbride82

    There is hope for “The Next Generation”!! Thank you Donna and Charlie for all you have done! Thank you to the new owner for what you are going to do!

    jesse mcbride

  • Brdavis

    The New Owner is a Racist Arrogant there will a lot of community protesting when this happens, he is a crook.