Aug 042011

"For Rent" signs advertise vacancies at the apartment complex at State and Tchoupitoulas, the recent sale of which has led to some concern in the surrounding neighborhood. (Robert Morris,

The new owner of an apartment complex at Tchoupitoulas and State streets is renovating the large collection of units there in hopes attracting college students and tenants with ties to nearby Children’s Hospital, property managers said Wednesday, possibly bringing some short-term reassurance to nearby neighbors worried that the lot could become a major commercial medical development. Continue reading »

Aug 032011

Jean-Paul Villere

It’s no secret.  As the summer creeps to a close in the Crescent City, your favorite place to sidle up for a meal may well be closed for a substantial amount of time.  Like weeks.  Like from now til after Labor Day.  Like a sign is posted on the door along the lines of we-know-you’re-hungry-but-try-our-friends-around-the-corner.  Ugh.  Really?  Everyone needs a vacation though, right?  And historically the remaining summer weeks can be so quiet.  “How quiet?” you ask.  So quiet it’s less expensive for the establishment to close than to stay open.  Business sense.  But that was the old school, pre-K, if you will.  There’s a whole new school that may or may not subscribe to the wisdom of the ages.  But then the population of the city isn’t today what it has always been. Continue reading »

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Aug 032011

A rendering of renovations to the South Claiborne Walgreens.

Proposals for a coffee shop on South Carrollton, alcohol sales at a South Claiborne drug store and a fresh market on Earhart are all slated for votes at Thursday’s meeting of the New Orleans City Council. Continue reading »

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Aug 022011

The 6100 block of Magazine, which includes Monkey Hill Bar, is planned for a new restaurant. (Sabree Hill,

The proposed expansion of a Magazine Street bar, the possibility of a commercial development on Tchoupitoulas, and a child-care center on a residential block are all drawing the wary attention of their neighbors in Uptown’s Audubon-Riverside neighborhood. Continue reading »

Aug 022011

The Uptown-based NOPD Second and Sixth districts have set the times and locations for their weekly internal meetings over the next week:

  • This week, the Second District will meet at noon Wednesday (Aug. 3) at Children’s Hospital, 200 Henry Clay Avenue.
  • The Sixth District will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 4) in the roll call room of the Sixth District station, 1930 Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • Next week, the Second District will meet at noon Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the roll call room of the Second District station on Magazine at Napoleon.

The meetings are open to the public.

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Aug 022011

As the culminating event in its summer learning experience, the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra will perform a concert of classical and contemporary works by Beethoven, Edvard Grieg and John Williams at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 2), at the Lambeth House, 150 Broadway St.

For more information, contact GNOYO at 861-1801 or

Aug 012011

Five.  That’s the number of bicycles that have been stolen from me in the past three years.  All of them were located on my property at the time. Somebody had to open my gate, wander around my property, open a door, and venture into an enclosure to steal all of these bikes.

Needless to say, these bike thefts caused me to be fearful.  Although deep down I knew they were simply crimes of opportunity (each time, the bikes had been left unsecured for a short time) I was unnerved by the fact that thieves were routinely checking out my property for anything that wasn’t locked up or nailed down. Continue reading »

Jul 312011

As Common Ground Health Clinic continues our mission to provide quality low cost healthcare to the people of New Orleans, we work to diversify our services and raise the capital necessary for our clinic to grow. This month, there’s a lot going on: medical assistance for the uninsured, HIV testing, and a new fundraiser! Look to see if there is something right for you, or come meet us and find out about the many different ways to get involved and support the work of Common Ground Health Clinic, your community based health clinic.

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Jul 292011

LCI Workers’ Comp provides workers’ compensation coverage for over 2000 small and medium sized businesses, mostly located in the metro New Orleans area. LCI writes workers’ comp for all types of businesses — restaurants, retail, professionals, artists, construction, and transportation — just to name a few. No matter how small your business is, LCI will likely have a policy that will work for you.

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Jul 282011

Chef Shane Pritchett's Fat Hen Grocery opens Thursday evening on St Charles Avenue and Cherokee St. Pritchett, a former chef at Emeril's Delmonico, now has two Fat Hen locations. One in Harahan and one at 7457 St Charles Avenue. Fat Hen Grocery has all the benefits of Fat Hen Grill in Harahan with the addition of a deli and a retail store. (Sabree Hill,

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Jul 282011

Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging knows that summertime is the peak time for taking photos – but you don’t want to be caught out with a dead battery. Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging is offering a special discount on the purchase of all new cameras from now until Labor Day. For all cameras in stock, buy any new camera and get a second rechargeable battery half-off.

Keep reading for more details on this special deal.

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