Feb 102017

A rendering of Miel Brewery, planned for Sixth Street near Tchoupitoulas. (courtesy of Bahareh Rana Javadi
at Concordia architecture)

Miel Brewery Taproom logo (via mielbrewery.com)

A New Orleans-area couple with experience brewing beer around the country plans to open Miel Brewery on Tchoupitoulas later this year, part of an emerging Uptown New Orleans “brewery corridor” that has beer enthusiasts excited but some Irish Channel neighbors concerned. Continue reading »

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Feb 092017
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 former Times-Picayune building on Howard Avenue is under consideration for redevelopment as a “major amusement facility,” and its new owners received the first step of approval Tuesday from New Orleans city officials toward the rezoning that would allow such a project. Continue reading »

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Feb 082017
A rendering of the proposed apartment development was on display at Monday's meeting of the Coliseum Square Association. (photographed by Claire Byun, UptownMessenger.com)

A rendering of the proposed apartment development was on display at Monday’s meeting of the Coliseum Square Association. (photographed by Claire Byun, UptownMessenger.com)

Marc Robert, owner of the former Robert grocery site on Annunciation Street, speaks to the City Planning Commission on Jan. 25, 2017. (via City of New Orleans)

The plan to redevelop the former Robert grocery site on Annunciation Street into a 211-unit apartment complex will now proceed to the City Council for a final decision, after it narrowly passed the City Planning Commission amid technical concerns about its height and density. Continue reading »

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Feb 082017

The LEAD Community Training Program is a workshop series by The Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) designed to empower its participants in the areas of Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, and Development, for which the program is named. The seven-week program plans to teach participants skills in community organizing, advocacy, public policy, and land use and development.

The registration deadline for the 2017 LEAD program is Friday, Feb. 10.

For more information, see the full story from Gentilly Messenger.

LEAD students (LEADers) from a previous year (via foundationforlouisiana.org)

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Feb 032017

Uptown residents are rallying to support a Magazine Street restaurant destroyed by fire Sunday that is under investigation as an arson, amid fears that the owner’s Iranian heritage may have been the motive. Continue reading »

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Feb 012017

The interior of the Ruby Slipper Cafe’s new location on Magazine Street. (via The Ruby Slipper Cafe – Uptown on Facebook)

The newest location of the Ruby Slipper Cafe opened Wednesday morning on Magazine Street in the Irish Channel, its owners announced today. Continue reading »

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Feb 012017

In the coming weeks, LCIA will host events targeted towards two of Louisiana’s key industries. The February 2 Contractor Networking Night and the February 10 Transportation Workshop are both part of LCIA’s Industry Insights program, which seeks to provide events, information, and connections to the industries of Louisiana. More information about both of these events is available below. Continue reading »

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Jan 312017

Gracious Bakery’s location on St. Charles Avenue opens Wednesday. (via Gracious Bakery on Facebook)

Gracious Bakery + Cafe on St. Charles Avenue — the expansion from Broadmoor’s Gracious Bakery into the former location of The Grocery — will open Wednesday with a 20-percent discount on all baked goods, the business announced. Continue reading »

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Jan 312017

Claudia Baumgarten of Miss Claudia’s Vintage Clothing and Costumes

Carnival has arrived! For many of us, costume planning is an enthralling project that lasts the entire season, and sometimes even the entire year. Miss Claudia’s Vintage Clothing and Costumes is a beacon in the costuming cosmos and offers a medley of vintage and contemporary items for all of your dress-up endeavors.

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 Claudia Baumgarten
Store Miss Claudia’s Vintage Clothing and Costumes
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Jan 302017
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

Flanked by Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a $40 million plan purportedly aimed at enhancing safety in New Orleans. The principal aim of the plan appeared to be twofold: 1) taming Bourbon Street; and, 2) beginning the process of turning New Orleans into some kind of Orwellian surveillance state. Continue reading »

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Jan 252017

An early rendering of the facade of the two-story expansion of the University Shell on South Claiborne Avenue. (image by Professional Designs Group)

After deciding to close the Shell service station at Magazine and State street at the end of last year because of high rents, the owners of University Shell on South Claiborne Avenue are planning to expand the convenience store to a two-story building with more food and alcohol sales, they told neighbors this week. Continue reading »

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Jan 242017

The New Orleans Music Exchange building at 3340 Magazine Street (June 2016 photo by Google Maps)

Hieu Doan appears before the City Planning Commission on Tuesday to request a restaurant use at the former New Orleans Music Exchange building on Magazine Street. (via city of New Orleans)

A year after the untimely death of beloved New Orleans Music Exchange owner Jimmy Glickman, the bright blue building at the corner of Magazine and Louisiana is slated to become a seafood restaurant, according to plans pending before the City Planning Commission on Tuesday. Continue reading »

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Jan 232017

A Taxing Task: Deciding If Your Business Structure Truly Fits

It can be taxing thinking about how much your business will be paying in taxes each year, but it is something worth examining. Whether you are an LLC, a sole proprietor, a corporation—and whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for twenty years—this workshop is for you.

On Friday, January 27, LCIA is hosting a breakfast workshop at Liberty’s Kitchen: “A Taxing Affair: Finding a Business Structure that Fits”. Paul Jouet from Tax Help NOLA will give a presentation outlining how your business structure affects your tax obligations. Continue reading »

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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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