The inside, downtown-bound lane of two Garden District blocks of St. Charles Avenue is expected to close for at least a week as part of the ongoing repaving project there, the city of New Orleans announced.
Leading short-term rental advocates held a community discussion Thursday night on ideas for changes to the laws governing the controversial topic in New Orleans, tapping into the deep well of frustration with the city’s rental market from nearly all sides.
Cherry Coffee, the cafe that first launched in a former firehouse near Wisner Park, has won an enthusiastic thumbs-up from the City Planning Commission to convert its second location in the Lower Garden District into a restaurant.
Low water pressure is expected Tuesday on Cherokee Street while a new water line is installed, the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans said.
The Subway sandwich shop that became the latest flashpoint in the conversation about chain restaurants on Magazine Street has withdrawn its application to open in a partially vacant strip mall there, New Orleans city officials said.
The outside travel and parking lanes on both sides of St. Charles Avenue will be closed for the rest of August and much of September for drainage work and road reconstruction, city officials said.
After months of negotiations over a controversial proposal for a small ice-cream parlor on Louisiana Avenue and even a tentative vote in its favor, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously Thursday against allowing the business — yet again demonstrating the council’s growing intolerance of short-term rentals deemed problematic by neighbors.
The ongoing reconstruction of South Galvez Street will require a temporary detour on Martin Luther King Boulevard so contractors can perform exploratory work under the street, the city of New Orleans announced.
Five years ago, a daiquiri shop on St. Charles Avenue in the Lower Garden District drew such consistently out-of-control crowds that the city of New Orleans ultimately revoked their alcohol license.
Now, the owners of a Baton Rouge daiquiri shop want to open nearby and promise better management, but nearby residents and business owners voiced strong opposition to the idea, saying no promises or good intentions will keep it from becoming more of the same.
I used to think that purchasing a “whole house” generator or putting a dozen or more solar panels on my roof was an unnecessary expense. Now I am reconsidering those options after surviving a recent brownout on one of those 100 degree days – and realizing the electricity is going out in New Orleans neighborhoods far too often.
The City Planning Commission gave unanimous approval this afternoon to the new “Fallen Saint” immersive theatre venue on Magazine Street, after hearing from dozens of Lower Garden District neighbors.
The Freret Beer Room won easy approval from the New Orleans City Council to add an “Annex” selling packaged liquor next door, despite a slightly more contentious path through the city planning process earlier this summer.
Four local judicial seats will be filled without elections this year, after only one candidate for each of them qualified to be on the Nov. 6 special and Congressional election ballots.
The shuttered Publiq House bar and music venue on Freret Street is slated to be redeveloped into a modest-sized neighborhood grocery store, with a new condominium building constructed over the parking lot outside, developers told neighbors on Wednesday evening.