The owners of La Divina Gelateria will close their Magazine Street location in the Garden District after this weekend to focus on their growing wholesale operations, but their locations on Loyola University’s campus and in the French Quarter will remain open, they announced Tuesday.
The alleged getaway driver has been arrested in last week’s armed robbery in the Irish Channel, but investigators are still looking for the public’s help for two gunmen they now know by nicknames, New Orleans police said.
The French Truck coffee roasters will soon be setting up a walk-in shop in the Lower Garden District; the owners of Sylvain plan to start serving food at their new Barrel Proof bar across the street; and the Courtyard Brewery is now only about two months from opening as the corner of Magazine and Erato heats up over the summer, business owners said.
To celebrate their 10th anniversary second-line, the Uptown Swingers will parade this Sunday where they all originally started: on Freret Street.
“Some people said we couldn’t last 10 years, so we’ve got to show them,” said Uptown Swingers president Ezell Hines. “Showing is seeing and seeing is believing.”
Two people were injured Saturday afternoon in a drive-by shooting in Broadmoor, New Orleans police said.
New Orleans police investigators are searching for three people they want to question about a Wednesday-evening armed robbery in the Irish Channel, and they are asking for the public’s help identifying them, authorities said.
The South Broad Health Clinic in the renovated pharmacy at Washington and Broad will be operated by Access Health Louisiana, a 20-site network of community health centers across the state, when it opens later this year, officials announced Thursday.
Two men were tied up by gunman robbing in a Milan Street home on Wednesday afternoon, while two other armed robberies were reported less than 20 minutes apart around the Irish Channel on Wednesday night, New Orleans police said.
Leaders of several growing charter schools are weighing the potential of moving into vacant former campuses in the Carrollton area, the former Carrollton courthouse and the old Priestley school, as the Orleans Parish School Board led tours of both on Wednesday in preparation to sell them and other campuses around the city.
Hotel Indigo on St. Charles Avenue will hold a happy-hour fundraiser for the Tipitina’s Foundation on Thursday evening, donating 20 percent of sales from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to the nonprofit’s music education and outreach efforts.
In a hearing Tuesday, Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell found that detectives had probable cause to charge James Johnson, 21, with aggravated rape, armed robbery, aggravated burglary and false imprisonment in connection with the April 9 attack on a woman in her Hickory Street home. Cantrell also upheld a separate set of charges of aggravated aggravated assault, armed robbery, sexual battery and simple kidnapping against Johnson in a April 1 attack on a woman outside her home on Cleveland Avenue in Mid-City, but the outcome of a third case against him — an April 4 home-invasion on Panola Street — remains pending.