A shuttered Mid-City entertainment venue will be resurrected this fall on Freret Street, bringing late-night bagels and an eclectic mix of performances to the same block of buildings that already hosts a comedy theater and bar.
The City Planning Commission is expected to make a decision Tuesday on whether to allow the proposed Johnny V’s restaurant on Magazine Street to open with a number of changes made to the building without the city’s permission.
The Sophie B. Wright Charter School cafeteria is run by a local chef, not a food service, and gets rave reviews from the students, the staff and even visitors who make sure to stop by at lunchtime, according to a feature story by Annette Sisco of The Times-Picayune.
The September meeting of the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans board of directors will be at 6 p.m. tonight at the First Presbyterian Church campus, 5401 S. Claiborne Avenue. The agenda includes a number of staff reports but no items under new or old business.
The Freret Business and Property Owner Association will hold its quarterly meeting at 5:15 p.m. tonight at the Neighborhood Housing Services building, 4525 Freret St. Among the agenda items are working with Neighbors United on blight issues, a Loyola community service project, trash and planters on the sidewalk, and new businesses on the corridor.
Of the myriad conveniences of daily life, there are many I could do without. If tomorrow you told me that I had to use a wood burning stove instead of a microwave, I wouldn’t starve to death. If you said AM radio was “good enough” and killed FM and Satellite radio, I could certainly make do.
However, just because you can live without something doesn’t mean you should have to. One thing that we are constantly being urged to give up in our daily lives is simple but crucial – plastic shopping bags.
Fast, professional, and hassle-free: that’s what men can expect when they come to New Deal Hair Salon. Randy Spitler, a native New Orleanian, has been cutting men’s hair for over 35 years, and knows exactly what men need when it comes to their hair. Time is valuable, which is why Randy offers a high-quality haircut at a minimum of time and cost. Men’s haircuts are only $22, and you can be in and out and back to work in less than half an hour.
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Firefighters extinguished a blaze at an abandoned Gert Town home Saturday night for at least the third time in recent months, they said, as residents worried about their safety near the frequently igniting building.
They say good things come to those who wait: Elementary students at Lusher Charter School’s Willow Street campus started the school year without a playground, but the equipment slated to replace it this spring is expected to include a zip line.
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One Uptown-based lawmaker will face three opponents in his newly drawn district in the Oct. 22 election, while the rest of the area’s legislative delegation appears likely to return to Baton Rouge without a re-election fight.
With plans finalized for a mid-winter move to a temporary location in Gentilly, Audubon Charter School is now moving forward with preparations for renovations to its Broadway campus.
OK, I’ll admit it. When it comes to groceries, all bets are off. The one thing that my husband and I splurge on every week is food. We don’t dump out the contents of our wallets at expensive department stores, we don’t drive fancy cars, and I can’t tell you the last time I was in a casino, but damn can we get busy in the grocery store. Taleggio cheese? Check. Ice cream made from goat milk? Oh, yeah, now you’re talking.
Education is hard work – whether you’re a teacher, a student, or anything in between, The Retreat New Orleans knows how much time and effort you put into your job. That’s why The Retreat offers a special discount on all its services – hair, facials, waxing, massages, mani/pedis, and makeup – for students and teachers. Normally, students receive 10% off every Tuesday, and teachers receive 10% off all week long. But to welcome you back to school, the Retreat is offering that 10% student discount (with valid ID) for the entire month of September. Now that’s a perfect day to relax after a long day in class!
Making New Orleans more beautiful since 2003, the Retreat is open Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday and Thursdays 10-8, Friday 10-6, and Saturday 9-5. The Retreat New Orleans is located at 801 S. Carrollton (at Maple). For more information or to book an appointment, call 504-866-7724 or visit their website at http://www.theretreatneworleans.net/.
Dean Kelly, the former music-video actor accused in several sex cases, remains jailed on a $2 million bond, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV.
The Irish Channel and Carrollton-Riverbend neighborhood associations are both pushing their regularly scheduled monthly meetings back a week to accommodate the Saints season opener.
Football season is finally here. Why not start the season off right by watching the Saints take on Green Bay tonight down in the Irish Channel, at Tracey’s! Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar has 18 plasma TVs perfect for watching any football game. There’s also a full menu featuring the Best Roast Beef Po-Boy on Earth along with great appetizers like wings, cheese fries and boudin balls.
Continue reading to find out more and to view some photos from a Saints viewing party last season at Tracey’s.
After years of arrests on charges of burglary and other crimes, a man who police say broke into a Chestnut Street home twice now faces a long prison sentence, authorities said Wednesday.
A candidate for Traffic Court and an incumbent member of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education were the lone additions Wednesday to the Oct. 22 election to represent Uptown neighborhoods in state and local offices.