The John Kushner Restoration Pavilion has just opened this past weekend at the World War II Museum on Magazine Street in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. It is a ” big garage” where World War II relics brought back to life through restoration. It allows the public to watch the process. They are currently restoring a PT boat for all to see. Really a great idea and much more than a simple garage.
The other great new is free parking and a Happy Hour with Sliders for $.75 and a Happy Hour. Sit in an air conditioned Stage Door Canteen and enjoy yourself while getting a great deal. I will go back and make it a point to eat several more on on my next trip.
The City just put parking meters in where they can make a few cents and give out more tickets on the nearby street. The Stage Door and Museum countered with free parking with food and drinks. The locals and tourist in New Orleans loves this idea. They will get the word out, get more people introduced to the place, and in the long run bring in more bucks. Great marketing Idea for the Museum and the same old thing for the City to soak the traffic. Now which tactic would you favor…..