My mother had told me that this seemed to be the case when she was in New Orelans a couple of weeks ago. It’s terrible news like this that really makes my valve close.
I was walking down Canal St earlier when I noticed that the Ignatius J. Riley statue that for years has stood under the old D.H. Holmes clock was GONE. I went to the Chateau Bourbon concierge desk to essentially ask, “WTF?!” and was told that “they took him down” and that “he’s in storage.” I put in a call to Wyndham management for further explanation but have yet to hear back. I think an angry Ignatius- style letter may be called for if I don’t get a satisfactory answer within 24 hours.