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Beams & Brews visits the former Holiday Inn High Rise East
Online ticket purchases and RSVPs are now closed, but tickets will still be available for purchase at the doors of the event. Walk-ups welcome!
PRC’s popular Beams & Brews renovation series is back for the first time since 2020! Developer Peter Gardner welcomes the PRC to tour his renovation of the former Holiday Inn High Rise East hotel building. This building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an example of Mid-Century Modern commercial architecture, had long been a canvas for graffiti and blight before Gardner purchased it in 2017. He is renovating the building into apartments with commercial space on the ground floor. According to the National Register files, this was the third Holiday Inn constructed in New Orleans, and it “is one of the last buildings found retaining the original (Holiday Inn) style in the country.” The building was sold to Ramada in 1995, and continued to operate as a hotel until 2005, when it was sold again and closed. Beams & Brews offers a chance to view the property in its unfinished state, hear from the project’s managers and enjoy free drinks.