First Peek At The Sazerac House

The much-anticipated Sazerac House is now just a few months from completion.

NEW ORLEANS— On Wednesday morning, members of the media were treated to a sneak peek of The Sazerac House, now under construction at the corner of Canal and Magazine street next to Sheraton New Orleans. The 48,000-square-foot, six-story building is expected to complete construction the end of June and open to the public on Wed., Oct. 2.

The Sazerac House will pack a lot into its walls — the “first true homeplace” for the Sazerac Company will be part interactive museum, part Sazerac and Rye and Peychaud’s Bitters production space, part event space and part company offices. Sazerac reports that the project will create 45 jobs and that 60 company employees are expected to inhabit the space.

More than 150,000 visitors are expected to what will be New Orleans’ newest tourist attraction. Visitors can enjoy free interactive tours that span three floors and guide cocktail lovers through the journey from corn to bottle while showcasing New Orleans’ colorful past and present, all in a historic building that dates back to the 1860s.

 

A custom-built staircase that will lead visitors between the second and third floors was installed April 9.

 

Visitors will begin their tour on the building’s third floor, which will be designed to transport them back to New Orleans in the early 1900s. Shown here is an installation of a mural depicting the French Opera House that sat during that time at the corner of Toulouse and Bourbon streets from 1859 to 1919, when it was destroyed by a fire.

 

Another view of the custom staircase. The bottom of the staircase will place visitors at an exhibit that features four different bars of different styles complete with interactive bartenders.

 

Visitors will be able to look down at the operating still from the second floor.

 

Kim Singletary is the editor of Biz New Orleans magazine. 

 

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