The $13 million redevelopment of the Carrollton Shopping Center near Xavier University for Costco Wholesale is close to a deal and will be done without tax incentives, Councilwoman Susan Guidry told Paul Murphy of our partners at WWL-TV.
It’s a Sunday morning in New Orleans, and for the next few hours a ritual will unfold. Light traffic whispers through the streets as if trying not to wake anyone. Sunlight warms the dew on last night’s Dixie cups strewn on a nearby sidewalk. And corner newspaper purveyors appear like a sort of urban legend. For but a few scant hours and during these hours only, the South’s oldest and New Orleans’ only newspaper, The Times-Picayune, will soon be personally handed off one by one. And why? I have no idea.
The bar is proposed for part of the first floor of the large, light-blue Neighborhood Housing Services building between Cadiz and Jena streets, and owner Rhett Briggs has pitched it as a casual neighborhood bar with an art space and a stage for both local and traveling musicians. It will be 21 and older to avoid a college crowd, and will also feature an outdoor patio with a designated parking area for food trucks, instead of its own kitchen, Briggs recently told the neighborhood.
Neighborhoods around the city are preparing to celebrate the “National Night Out Against Crime” tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 11), and Uptown groups are all doing it their own way, with a movie night, a charity flea market, a health fair, multiple cookouts and live music.
Two people walking along Coliseum Street in the Garden District were confronted by an armed robber within minutes of one another early Monday, police said.
Fall is just around the corner, and to celebrate the change in seasons, the New Deal Hair Salon is pleased to offer a discount on all wetline hair products for the month of October. With the mention of this ad on the Uptown Messenger, all shampoos and conditioners from Framesi and Eufora will be 20% off all month long. Call Randy Spitler to set up your appointment today.
The New Deal Hair Salon is where you go when you want to experience talent and a true desire to make you happy with your hair. Free consultations are always available. The New Deal Hair Salon is located at 7321 Freret, just two blocks from Tulane, next to Café Freret. Sessions are by appointment only – for appointments call 504.861.7111.
Costco, the warehouse-style wholesale retailer eyeing an old shopping center on South Carrollton as its first Louisiana location, has begun reaching out to area neighborhood groups with its design plans, and so far, the residents like what they see.
“I think everyone is pro-Costco,” said John Schackai, chair of the Carrollton Design Review Committee, noting that the store is a work in progress but praising the developers’ willingness to listen to suggestions thus far.
Parents planning to send their children to the second incoming class of students at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans may have to wait until January to apply, after state officials insisted the school reject all applications for the next three months.
After spending the summer meeting with neighbors and city officials, the Isidore Newman School has decided to withdraw a zoning request that would have allowed an expanded preschool facility for the coming year.
At this point, the theme song for New Orleans’ Greek System should be “Another One Bites the Dust.”
Just yesterday, Tulane’s Zeta Chi fraternity was hit with a three-alarm blaze just before 5 a.m., following a Halloween party. Firefighters struggled to extinguish the flames while avoiding tarps and nets being used as decorations (nobody said being a fireman was easy). The fire had already spread from the kitchen up to the attic when firefighters arrived.
Zatarain’s is proud to support Chefs Move!, a year-long scholarship program for minority students from New Orleans to attend culinary school at the French Culinary Institute in New York. This year, Chef John Besh will be the local-area mentor for the program. The scholarships, which include full tuition, room and board, equipment, and travel, are paired with job placement assistance while in New York and an intensive 8-week internship with a Besh Restaurant Group restaurant.
Keep reading for more details on the Chefs Move! program.
A fraternity house in the 700 block of Broadway caught fire about 5 a.m. Sunday after a party, and firefighters managed to extinguish it despite being impeded by tarps and nets used as Halloween decorations throughout the home.
Both campuses of Lusher Charter School, “Baby Ben” Franklin Elementary and the International School of Louisiana’s Camp Street campus are all newly slated for renovations under the latest plan to spend the remainder of a $2 billion FEMA payout for school repairs, and Johnson Elementary will have a renewed shot at moving to the Priestly site.
Article by Colby Wilson, for UptownMessenger.com
Nearly six months after the startling disappearance of a large population of birds from Audubon Park’s Bird Island, the rookery has yet to recover, and local birdwatchers are still feeling its loss.
“Our park patrons have a lot of personal and emotional investments in Bird Island,” said Sarah Burnette of the Audubon Institute. “The primary negative impact isn’t necessarily on the wildlife. It’s on the people.”
Second-line season returns to Magazine Street on Sunday when the Prince of Wales and Lady Wales clubs put on their 83rd annual second line through the Irish Channel and Garden District.
This Saturday’s Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast, a monthly gathering of progressives at First Unitarian Universalist Church on South Claiborne, will be a forum for candidates in the Oct. 22 state and local elections, the group announced.
Missed Connections are quite possibly the most modern and interesting way to reconnect with kindred spirits who slipped away. There’s no more wondering if your paths will cross again: Thanks to Craigslist, you are in control of your own fate!
For those unfamiliar with the service, “Missed Connections” is a classifieds section for lost love. It’s a shot in the dark, a way to reconnect with the potential lover you locked eyes with over the cold cuts at Winn-Dixie or the girl that forgot to scribble her number down for you after that all nighter at Snake & Jakes. You are only a click, witty title, and a passionate paragraph away from your destiny! Even if you aren’t looking for that “cute brunette in Coliseum Square” it can be fun to scroll through and read the posts. Some are sad, some are scandalous, but all of them are a tiny window into a missed romantic opportunity.
An exhibit of relics related to Pope John Paul II has the potential to save St. Henry’s Church and invigorate the neighborhood around it, and the demolition of the rectory across the street for a parking lot was an idea intended to alleviate traffic pressure, but is not an essential component of the plan, a parish priest told residents Thursday night.
“Not tearing down that rectory is not a deal breaker for the exhibit,” said Monsignor Christopher Nalty of Good Shepherd Parish. “I saw more parking as being a benefit for the neighborhood. But in the end, I don’t know what to do with the building.”