Ernie K-Doe's Mother-in-Law Lounge to close in July

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According to a post on the bar's Facebook page, Ernie K-Doe's Mother-in-Law Lounge -- a fixture in the Treme and a draw for locals and visitors from around the world -- will be closing for good in July.

The lounge, which was operated by Antoinette K-Doe after the 2001 death of her husband, R&B legend Ernie K-Doe, has gone through a number of setbacks in recent years, from Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods to the unexpected passing of Miss Antoinette herself on the morning of Mardi Gras 2009. The lounge has been operated by Antoinette's daughter, Betty Fox, but Betty has announced on Facebook that the contents of the lounge will be sold at a garage sale/silent auction on Sat., July 10.

We've got a call in to Miss Betty to talk about the passing of this local institution.

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