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Old Dixie Brewery to become VA research center

Many residents of New Orleans and other parts of the South have long enjoyed Dixie Beer. The building that originally produced the beer, on Tulane Avenue in New Orleans, will soon become a state-of-the-art research center for researchers with the New Orleans VA Medical Center and Louisiana State University.

According to WWL-TV, New Orleans, the design of the new center will preserve and repair much of the old brewery, and a modern brick and glass structure will rise from behind the historic facade for researchers' use. Among the parts of the building to be preserved is a six-story clock tower with "Dixie Beer" lettering.

The original building was constructed in 1907. The new research center is expected to be completed in summer 2016.

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