As part of the ongoing drainage projects around Uptown New Orleans, drivers on Freret Street will be unable to cross Jefferson Avenue for about a month so new utility lines can be installed, officials said.
The new owners of the former Frank’s Steakhouse have revealed some details of the tenants they have lined up for their redevelopment on Freret Street — including a yogurt shop, a wine bar, a juice bar and professional offices — as nearby residents begin discussing the impact of the new apartments planned for the site.
The New Orleans City Council gave enthusiastic approval to a plan to remodel the former Blockbuster Video building at the edge of the Garden District into a CVS pharmacy, but several members said the city should be looking for a way to restrict the growing density of chain stores on Magazine Street.
Prytania Street has been closed for the next six weeks between Milan and Marengo streets for the installation of new water and sewer lines, New Orleans officials announced.
New Orleans police are investigating a shooting Wednesday morning that wounded a man in the leg on Felicity Street in Central City, authorities said.
A 41-year-old man was arrested Monday after allegedly threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend and stealing her cell phone, authorities said.
The former Le Roux banquet hall on Louisiana Avenue that was damaged by fire last year has been approved for demolition, and the owner is considering replacing it with a new condo development.
A two-family home on Fontainebleau Drive was heavily damaged by fire Saturday morning — forcing one resident to jump from a second-story window to safety — and an 18-unit apartment building was scorched in a separate blaze early Monday morning, New Orleans fire officials said.
Two people were injured Sunday night in a shooting on Third Street in Central City, New Orleans police said.