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 NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The owner of one of New Orleans' best-known music bars has agreed to spend at least $12 million to turn a vacant riverboat casino dock into an outdoor music venue and high-end retail center.
   The planned Tipitina's development in eastern New Orleans would expand the brand created in 1977.
   According to its website, Tipitina's was established as a "neighborhood juke joint" to provide a place to perform for Henry Roeland Byrd, better known as pianist Professor Longhair.
   NOLA.com ` The Times-Picayune reports that a group headed by Tipitina's owner Roland von Kurnatowski signed an agreement recently with an Orleans Parish agency.
   Studio Network-Lakefront LLC first pitched the idea in January.
   Since then, two water park features were replaced in the plans with more bars, restaurants, and a possible nightclub.
 

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