Jefferson Parish bars back in business, could New Orleans be next?

An announcement from New Orleans could come next week on whether bars like Bullet’s will be able to open.

METAIRIE, La. — It’s not back to normal, but much closer to it at Whitey’s Pool Hall in Metairie.

“Oh, we’re tickled to death,” said 47-year owner Adrian Hamann.

In their second official day of being able to operate as a neighborhood bar again, Hamann says it’s a welcomed return.

“The customers are loving it. They’re glad to be back. They feel like they’re back home again,” Hamann said.

It’s a different story next door in Orleans Parish where bar business isn’t adding up. Rollin Garcia’s neighborhood bar in the Seventh Ward is still empty, six months after shutting down.

“I really didn’t think it would be this long,” Garcia said.

Garcia has owned Bullet’s for about 24 years and has been cutting costs where he can.

“We went from five

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