Members of the New Orleans City Council enthusiastically approved a request last week by Riccobono’s Panola Street Cafe in Carrollton to add alcoholic drinks like bloody marys and mimosas with its daily brunch menu.
Breads on Oak and its customers were robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning, but New Orleans police are hoping that surveillance video of the gunman will lead to his identification and arrest, authorities said.
Forty-one years ago, the first Peaches Records opened in a shop in a corner of the Carrollton Riverbend. This month — after a journey that has taken the persistent brand across the New Orleans and around the world — Peaches has returned Uptown, departing the French Quarter for a massive new space in the center of Magazine Street.
The first time Sylvain owner Robert LeBlanc presented his idea for a restaurant in a former Magazine Street spa to the Faubourg Delachaise Neighborhood Association back in late 2013, it was just to share an intriguing idea. Then, in spring of 2014, LeBlanc returned to the group again, seeking their help in getting his concept through the New Orleans City Council.
When Leblanc appeared again this week, just about the only uncertainty left about Cavan was the exact day it will open.
“We think it’s going to be the first weekend after Mardi Gras,” LeBlanc said, then laughed. “But don’t hold me to that.”
Plans to renovate the former Our Lady of Good Counsel school on Louisiana Avenue into a 22-unit apartment building received a initial approval from city officials on Tuesday, bolstered by support from neighbors in the Garden District Association.
City Planning officials are set to discuss the proposal of an apartment building located at the former Our Lady of Good Counsel School at a City Planning Commission meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Christmas may be over, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too late to ring in the New Year with holiday festivities New Orleans-style.
Some of the city’s most famous restaurants are still offering Reveillon dinners, a delectable dish of Creole tradition dating back to mid-1800s, through the end of December.
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better shop small, I’m telling you why!
By Meredith Cherney
New Orleans is unlike any other city in the world, and shopping locally keeps it that way. You help maintain New Orleans’ diversity and distinctive flavor while building stronger neighborhoods by supporting local economies. With the proliferation of corporate chain stores and online shopping, the excitement of choosing the perfect gift in a local store and interacting with the owner is a shopping experience that is becoming increasingly rare.
The sale of alcoholic beverages at a neighborhood café on Panola Street and outdoor seating for a fast-food fried chicken restaurant on St. Charles Avenue were both granted initial approval by city planning officials on Tuesday.
Sometimes, you just have to sit back, watch, and eat some popcorn.
At least, that was my personal reaction to viewing the ongoing battles between local actor, producer, and businessman Wendell Pierce and local neighborhood groups and advocacy organizations. The battle started back in July when Pierce and his business partner, former mayoral candidate Troy Henry, proposed to redevelop a former auto parts store on St. Claude Avenue.
Predictably, this was met with opposition from local busybodies, a.k.a. The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association (FMIA). Their objections seemed to spawn from the fact that the existing structure, which is nondescript, heavily blighted, and has been drastically modified over the years, would not be preserved.
Fifteen local authors will staff Octavia Books, signing their books and offering other recommendations to shoppers, as part of the “Small Business Saturday” local-shopping movement.
By Charlotte Gill
There’s a new sport in town, and it’s figuring out how to avoid road construction as you navigate across the city. As frustrating as it is for drivers trying to get from point A to point B every day, it is a matter of grave economic concern for New Orleans’ local independent retailers that live and die by the amount of foot traffic that walks through their doors, particularly over the holiday season.
By William Khan
Hiking the cost of parking meters would be economically counterproductive and regressive. It would take a greater bite of incomes from service workers, and it would be especially harmful to the hospitality workers and businesses that make the city’s economic engine—tourism—run.
Two major residential development projects in the Irish Channel and Broadmoor received initial approval from the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, but both with fewer units than the developers had originally proposed.
A few weeks ago the animated TV show “South Park” premiered a new episode regarding an issue so close to our hearts here in New Orleans: gentrification.
The plot of the episode revolved around attempts by the fictitious Colorado town for which the series is named to attract a new Whole Foods Market. This, the city reasoned, would prove the backwoods hamlet to be progressive and forward-thinking.