Galatoire's owners, including John Georges, buy former Hurwitz Mintz building on Royal Street

Galatoire's is eyeing the possibility of expanding its family of restaurants, with the French Quarter landmark's owners buying a pair of buildings that might serve as new culinary venues.

John Georges and Todd Trosclair said Friday that they had purchased the building at 211 Royal St., a block from Galatoire's, from Kishore “Mike'' Motwani, a commercial real estate owner who has caused controversy with the T-shirt shops that operate at many of his properties.

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