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
 

NOPD investigates the crime scene along Martin Luther King in the aftermath of the double shooting. The incident is under further investigation. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com

A teen was shot and a woman riding a bus nearby was injured by broken glass from a stray bullet Tuesday afternoon when gunfire broke out on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Central City, New Orleans police said. 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 202016
 

At Poseidon, we boast the Best Hibachi, Oysters, and Karaoke on the Avenue!
Join us at Poseidon for more than just sushi.

Sukiyaki Hibachi

New Year’s Eve: Come celebrate the beginning of 2017 with a champagne toast! We’ll have live music for the night and complimentary champagne for the toast at midnight!

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Dec 192016
 

The former James Weldon Johnson Elementary School, photographed in 2011, may become the temporary home for Lycee Francais. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

The Lycee Francais voted Monday night to enter negotiations with the Recovery School District to lease the former James Weldon Johnson school building as a temporary campus for the next two or three years. Continue reading »

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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 192016
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

The cutest Internet video of the week from New Orleans was, inarguably, that of “disco cop.” NOPD Sgt. L.J. Smith was providing security at the Luna Fete light/art festival as electronic dance music brayed from a nearby DJ when he began enthusiastically dancing along with the crowd.

In a city beset by violent crime that has been braced with recurring police scandals, the sight of a cop stepping side-to-side and blowing his whistle in time with the music was a welcome diversion. Continue reading »

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Dec 172016
 

The McDonogh 7 building, photographed in May 2013, is home to Audubon Charter’s upper school. (UptownMessenger.com file photo)

Audubon Charter School’s governing board is forming a committee to begin formal study of launching a new campus, officials said Saturday morning. 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 member of the 610 Stompers leads a cheer as the Krewe of Hermes rolls past Napoleon Avenue construction fences in 2016. All construction on Napoleon will be complete for 2017, the U.S. Army Corps says. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Napoleon Avenue parade-goers can get their “Neutral Ground Side” T-shirts out of the mothballs for Mardi Gras 2017, because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that all construction on the avenue will be complete before the first parades roll in 2017. 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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