Jan 202017
 

Could you or someone you know benefit from a training program designed to develop and enhance leadership skills? Are you affiliated with an organization that needs qualified leaders on its Board of Directors?

The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) is once again bringing its award-winning Get On Board training program to energetic individuals who want to improve Metropolitan New Orleans. Interested individuals and organizations can apply until Monday, January 23.

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Jan 122017
 
The former Times-Picayune building at 3800 Howard Avenue (photographed in August 2016 by Google  Maps)

The former Times-Picayune building at 3800 Howard Avenue (photographed in August 2016 by Google Maps)

A hearing on the as-yet-undisclosed undisclosed redevelopment of the former Times-Picayune building on Howard Avenue was postponed until February after city planners gave a skeptical review to the initial plan for the project. Continue reading »

Jan 122017
 
The building at 8638 Hickory Street is slated to reopen as C&L Restaurant. (via City of New Orleans)

The building at 8638 Hickory Street is slated to reopen as C&L Restaurant. (via City of New Orleans)

A site in the Carrollton neighborhood believed to have been used as a restaurant for more than a century will reopen as C&L Restaurant serving New Orleans soul food favorites, based on the recommendation of city planners this week. Continue reading »

Jan 112017
 


After years and years of trying, we are finally able to sell single beers on our beloved Freret Street. We want to thank each one of our neighbors, customers, and supporters for making this possible for us.

Since we opened on Freret Street back in 2008, we’ve enjoyed serving our people: English and Spanish-speakers, high school kids and college students, neighbors and fellow Freret business owners. Continue reading »

Jan 042017
 
The former Times-Picayune building at 3800 Howard Avenue (photographed in August 2016 by Google  Maps)

The former Times-Picayune building at 3800 Howard Avenue (photographed in August 2016 by Google Maps)

The group of local investors who bought the former Times-Picayune building last year are requesting mixed-use zoning from the New Orleans City Council — suggesting yet another major redevelopment in the works along the Pontchartrain Expressway. Continue reading »

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Jan 032017
 

(via St. Thomas Community Health Center)

St. Thomas Community Health Center (CHC) recently announced the addition of their St. Thomas Heart & Vascular Center, where a full-range of cardiovascular services will be available five days a week. The new center, located at 1936 Magazine Street, will offer specialized diagnostic and interventional care including echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, stress testing, and ambulatory ECG monitoring. Continue reading »

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Jan 032017
 

Gracious Bakery’s Galettes des Rois and Filled King Cake .(UptownMessenger.com file photo by Kristine Froeba)

Gracious Bakery will expand to the former location of The Grocery on St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District this year, the business announced. Continue reading »

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Jan 032017
 

New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival 2015 (Courtesy of John Lavis)

La Nuit Comedy Theater — a pioneering venue for comedy in New Orleans, and one of the last pre-Katrina businesses remaining on Freret Street — closed its doors for the final time last month, its owner said. Continue reading »

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Dec 272016
 

Christian & Connie Labat of The Building

The Building is a 3-floor performance venue, art gallery, and event space. An undertaking of Christian and Connie Labat, the project will be the fruition of the couple’s dream to support the social and economic revitalization of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, while maintaining the unique aesthetic and character of days gone by.

Locally owned businesses infuse New Orleans neighborhoods with their unique character, and are a big part of why we want to live, work, eat and shop here. The Shopkeeper Stories series shares the vision and personality of New Orleans business owners.

Name Christian & Connie Labat
Venue The Building @ 1427 OC Haley
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Dec 222016
 
The French Library holds French classes and story time, where staff members read to children in groups. (Photo by Haley Pegg)

The French Library holds French classes and story time, where staff members read to children in groups. (Photo by Haley Pegg)

By Haley Pegg, Loyola Student News Service

The French Library opened in June on Magazine Street. (photo by Haley Pegg)

The French Library opened in June on Magazine Street. (photo by Haley Pegg)

Magazine Street has said “bonjour” to a new kind of bookstore, giving bilingual children an opportunity to further their education outside of school. Continue reading »

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Dec 212016
 
Simone's Market will open to the public for the first time on Friday, Dec. 23. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Simone’s Market will open to the public for the first time on Friday, Dec. 23. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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The eagerly awaited new local grocery on Oak Street, Simone’s Market, will open its doors for the first time on Friday morning, giving Uptown shoppers a taste of what’s to come just before the Christmas holidays. Continue reading »

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Dec 212016
 
The Aidan Gill For Men badger brush and shave set

The Aidan Gill For Men badger brush and shave set

Still trying to find the perfect gift for a man with impeccable taste? Aidan Gill For Men has the answer, from the finest shaving products to be found to a wide variety of neckties, accessories, books and other items. Continue reading »

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Dec 202016
 

Linda Stone and Hugo Montero of Casa Borrega

Just like the many populations and ethnicities that contributed to Mexico’s vibrant culture, it is impossible to separate the many influences of Casa Borrega’s delicious cuisine. Their traditional Mexican food, tequila and mezcal bar, and Latin Jazz performances make it the ideal spot for a evening out.
Locally owned businesses infuse New Orleans neighborhoods with their unique character, and are a big part of why we want to live, work, eat and shop here. The Shopkeeper Stories series shares the vision and personality of New Orleans business owners.
Name Linda Stone and Hugo Montero
Business Casa Borrega
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Dec 192016
 

The warehouse at 3035 Earhart Boulevard is slated to become an “indoor trampoline facility” by Barry Kern. (image via Google Maps)

A new indoor amusement center centered on trampolines planned by Barry Kern for a warehouse on Earhart Boulevard near the Superdome will be able to move forward after the City Council cleared the way for it last week. Continue reading »

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Dec 162016
 

As 2016 draws to a close, a number of restaurants are making moves around Uptown: Munch Factory, Ruby Slipper and Saffron will all be opening up shop in Uptown neighborhoods, while Carrollton Avenue classic O’Henry’s has closed. Continue reading »

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Dec 152016
 
A rendering from Magazine Street of the proposed Investar Bank. (courtesy of Robert Kocher)

A rendering of the view from Magazine Street of the proposed Investar Bank. (submitted photo)

A small Baton Rouge bank intends to enter the New Orleans market with a new location on Magazine Street, and neighbors hope that the building design and drive-through they plan will fit in well with the neighborhood. Continue reading »

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Dec 132016
 
Patrick Brady of Brady’s Wine Warehouse

Patrick Brady of Brady’s Wine Warehouse

Get a different take on wine—one that feels more like a party—at Brady’s Wine Warehouse. They’re committed to offering an outstanding selection of products, the best prices, and the most raucous tastings around. From newcomers to enthusiasts, they’ve got something for everyone. So come on by, take a look, and be paired with something new and exciting!

Locally owned businesses infuse New Orleans neighborhoods with their unique character, and are a big part of why we want to live, work, eat and shop here. The Shopkeeper Stories series shares the vision and personality of New Orleans business owners.
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