Martin Wine Cellar is asking the city for permission to demolish its old Uptown location on Baronne Street, along with five nearby structures.

The Neighborhood Conservation District Committee will consider the demolition applications at its Feb. 1 meeting and  make a recommendation to the city’s Safety and Permits Department.

The request includes, four corner properties, one of which was the original New Orleans Bicycle Club.  A worn and broken plaque in the sidewalk commemorates both the club and the building, which was built in 1891.

The club, now in Covington, no longer owns the structure; its last known use was as a storehouse for Martin Wine Cellar.

The applications represent 6 structures with more than 16 municipal addresses.

Reached by phone, Martin Wine Cellar  spokeswoman Yolanda Williamson declined to comment on the demolition application or plans for a cleared site. No redevelopment plan is on file with the city.

Here’s a set of photographs from the affected area.

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...