Lakeshore Landing is a $12 million entertainment facility being developed on 19 acres at the South Shore Harbor Marina and former Bally’s Riverboat Casino site by Roland and Mary von Kurnatowski, who own the Orpheum Theater and Tipitina’s Foundation.
Lakeshore Landing will host events and offer restaurants, an amphitheater for live music, a fuel dock, a marina store and a boathouse for the last operational World War II patrol torpedo boat, the PT-305.
The PT-305 patrol boat was built 75 years ago by Higgins Industries in New Orleans, but after World War II used as an oyster boat in Maryland until 2001. In conjunction with the World War II museum, volunteers brought the boat back to New Orleans in 2005 and restored it. It was rededicated in a ceremony March 25, 2016, and opened to the public for rides, retracing some of the same routes in Lake Pontchartrain where it completed its test runs.