Green Tea owner Yung Lau pauses from final touches on the new building’s interior. The restaurant opens Friday at the corner of Napoleon and Louisiana. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)
Green Tea restaurant’s new building overlooks the corner of Napoleon and South Claiborne. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)
Two years ago, Yung Lau could scarcely believe that his Green Tea restaurant at the edge of the Garden District was about to be displaced by a national pharmacy chain in a city as in love with mom-and-pop eateries as New Orleans.
The CVS did indeed move in, but on Friday, Lau will reopen Green Tea in a brand-new building that is being hailed as another landmark in the continuing redevelopment of another major Uptown corridor, South Claiborne Avenue. Continue reading »