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Wine bar and bistro The Delachaise (3442 St. Charles Ave., 504-895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com) will open a second location called Chais Delachaise in the space formally home to The Sammich (7708 Maple St.), which closed late last year.

  Owner Evan Hayes opened the St. Charles Avenue wine bar in 2003, offering an extensive selection of wines by the glass, cured meat and cheese selections and a menu of globally inspired bistro fare. The new spot will be similar, Hayes says, and will be open daily at 3 p.m. with a wine happy hour and a bistro menu for dinner. Hayes plans to serve lunch on weekends in the future.

  "It's basically a bistro version of the Delachaise," Hayes says.

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