Both the ManhattanJack and Il Posto restaurants are closing, saying they plan to reopen under new management, while the new Beth Biundo Sweets bakery shop has opened on Baronne Street.
After a fire early Tuesday morning heavily damaged a clothing store on Washington Avenue in Broadmoor, New Orleans fire officials have begun an arson investigation, citing suspicious circumstances.
The fourth location of Juan’s Flying Burrito is now open for dinner in the former Slice Pizza location on Magazine Street, and a new Ramen noodle shop called Nomiya has also begun opening its doors on Magazine.
A gas station at South Claiborne Avenue and Washington Avenue has received permission from the New Orleans City Council to sell alcohol after the completion of renovations there.
Businesswoman Katherine Hutton is the proud owner of Open Hands located in Central City. Her business offers delicious food and a place to spark up meaningful conversation. Katherine is known for her supper plates and signature crawfish sauce. To keep cool on sunny New Orleans days, she even serves up snoballs. Everyone is treated like family at Open Hands.
Shopkeeper: Katherine Hutton
Shop: Open Hands Cafe
Like its predecessor Dat Dog, Liberty Cheesesteaks has moved out of the tiny spot where it started and will reopen next week in a much larger space just down Freret Street.
Meanwhile, in other recent Uptown dining news, the Freret corridor has another new restaurant called “Bearcat,” the O’Henry’s location on South Carrollton is now home to Batture seafood restaurant, Byblos will return to Magazine Street, and the heralded Altamura restaurant at the Magnolia Mansion has abruptly closed.
Restaurants, cafes, shops and galleries on Magazine Street will all keep their doors open until sundown Saturday with special music and food alongside sales for the fifth annual “Cool Down Block Party.”
StayLocal will present “Know-It-All Trivia Night & Biz Showcase” at Wayward Owl Brewing Company (3940 Thalia St, New Orleans, LA 70125) on Thursday, July 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The trivia will test guests’ knowledge of all things business, from historic New Orleans companies, to professional etiquette, to national economic trends.
The Dryades Public Market hosted the popup marketplace “Friends and Flows” for the first time Saturday, raising awareness of issues like food deserts, the market’s role in the Central City neighborhood, and gentrification.
A row of nine two-story townhomes proposed for construction in the parking lot of the former Publiq House building has drawn strong criticism from city planners, and the developers have asked for an additional month to prepare a response before seeking permission for the project.
On Saturday, July 15, guests gathered in the Civic Theater for the 2017 Millennial Awards. The event, presented by The Spears Group and Greater New Orleans, Inc., highlighted the success of millennials in the New Orleans area in 18 different categories including digital media, economic development, education, fashion, film, business, and more.
#FriendsAndFlows is monthly marketplace that showcases a mix of visual artists, designers, photographers, and other entrepreneurs and creators in a positive social atmosphere. July’s edition happens this weekend and will feature Free Tastings & $5 Cocktails by Cathead Vodka, music by DJ RQ Away, and some of your favorite new faces.
Founded in 1994, A Touch of Elegance is a beauty and barber salon located in the heart of Central City. Their stylists and barbers cater to all kinds of people and hair types. Whether you are looking for a new hairstyle or a shape up, they know a great haircut can make all the difference.
Shopkeepers: Laurita Dallas & Lilbo
Shop: A Touch of Elegance
What ignited the spark in you to start your business?
Laurita: When I got out of high school, I didn’t know which way I wanted to go. After having a few different jobs, I made the decision to open up a daycare called Labo Preschool, which my son and I owned for 10 years.
Antiques on Jackson’s two distinctive spaces are owned by husband and wife, Simon and Maria, who are always excited to welcome visitors. In the store, the walls and ceilings are filled with beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces with unique stories that transport you to different times.
The open-air art courtyard is home to local artist Simon of New Orleans whose iconic hand-painted pieces and signs can be spotted all around town.
Shopkeeper: Simon and Maria
Shop: Antiques on Jackson and Simon of New Orleans
On Thursday, June 22, LCIA is hosting a workshop for the construction industry, “Opportunities for Contractors in Stormwater Management.” The event will be co-hosted by the Urban Conservancy and StayLocal. The issue of stormwater management—what we do with rainwater when it hits the ground—is an important issue in New Orleans.
During the day-long class, attendees will learn about:
- The history of stormwater management in New Orleans
- The paradigm shift toward green infrastructure and new building practices
- New city ordinances and codes that require water management to be considered on new construction
- Available building materials and products that are used in green infrastructure
- The increasing demand for green infrastructure