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Chris Hannah and Nick Detrich to open Cuban-themed bar

El Manolito will open in the French Quarter

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Bartenders Nick Detrich, Chris Hannah and Konrad Kantor are teaming up to open a bar in the French Quarter. El Manolito, an El Floridita-inspired Cuban-themed bar, will open at at 508 Dumaine St., formerly occupied by Cuban cafe El Libre.

  The bar will serve classic Cuban cocktails and feature a 35-seat bar modeled on "Havana's golden age," according to the website Neat Pour.

  Hannah, the James Beard Award-winning bartender of French 75 at Arnaud's Restaurant will continue to work at the Bienville Street bar as well. Kantor is a founding partner of El Libre, which closed late last year and will reopen this spring at 3151 Calhoun St.

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