Jan 072013

820 General Pershing Street

A plan to demolish a home on General Pershing Street to make way for a parking lot for an as-yet-undisclosed business planned for Magazine Street will appear before another city panel Tuesday, after a different aspect of the request was rejected last month. Continue reading »

Oct 172012

In a flurry of recent restaurant news around Uptown, the Rouses store on Tchoupitoulas has opened a sit-down restaurant, a new barbecue restaurant is going in next to Le Bon Temps Roule on Magazine, Velvet Espresso is opening a location on O.C. Haley Boulevard, and Dunbar’s is moving again. Continue reading »

Sep 272012

NOLA Brewing on Tchoupitoulas is adding a bar space for tastings and has just released a new beer; more details are emerging on the future of the former Rocky’s Pizzeria space on Magazine; Sara’s Bistro on Dublin Street has a new chef and a new approach; and the French restaurant C’est La Vie has closed on Magazine Street. Continue reading »

Jul 192012

The block of Magazine Street between Napoleon and General Pershing will be closed to traffic and water pressure will be low from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday while Sewerage and Water Board crews repair a leaking water main, the agency announced. Continue reading »

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Jul 042012

The Magazine Street building that was Ignatius restaurant before owner Jerry Roppolo moved down to the former Rue de la Course has become the new home of Saucy’s BBQ, which is moving in from Metairie to “focus on their St. Louis-style dry rub ribs, brisket, pulled pork and sausages,” writes Ian McNulty of Gambit.

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Jul 022012

The Uptown New Orleans burger scene has already improved greatly over the past year, but three more burger concepts are on the way: steamed organic burgers at Juicy D’s on Oak Street, the rapidly growing chain Smashburger in the 3300 block of Magazine, and the (literally) high-profile burger emporium Charcoal at Jackson and Magazine. The features of each are described in detail today by Brad Rhines and Mary-Devon Dupuy of NOLA Defender.

Jun 262012

A sketch of the Reginelli’s renovation of the former WOW Wingery, which will remain the same size in the same footprint, but restore the exterior windows, awning and doors of a traditional New Orleans corner grocery.

Reginelli’s proposed move across Magazine Street breezed through its hearing before the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, drawing no opposition and winning unanimous approval from the commissioners. Continue reading »

Jun 252012

The former WOW Wingery at State and Magazine is receiving extensive renovations so that Reginelli’s can move across the street.

The back end of the former WOW Wingery restaurant at State and Magazine has been removed and its interior completely gutted, but when Reginelli’s moves across the street this fall, the building’s exterior will be restored to its original appearance of a traditional New Orleans corner grocery, the owner said Monday morning.

“We’re trying to bring it back to the traditional old-style corner grocery,” said Darryl Reginelli. “It’s really going to go back to what it was originally.” Continue reading »

Dec 082011

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

One of the ways to tell the future of any city or neighborhood is to find out if investors are willing to put up their money to underwrite new ventures. By that criterion, New Orleans’ Warehouse District is on a roll. Continue reading »

Dec 022011

Two robberies were reported within minutes of each other in the university area Wednesday night, part of a surge of five robberies around Uptown in three days. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two robberies at gunpoint were reported within minutes in the Carrollton area Wednesday night, following an armed robbery on Magazine Street in the Garden District and a carjacking in Broadmoor the previous night and a carefully planned business holdup earlier this week, a crime spree that investigators say often intensifies as the holidays approach. Continue reading »

Nov 292011

A robbery at the Sally Beauty Supply in the 4600 block of Magazine Street on Monday morning marks the second within a few blocks over the last month. (via NOPD.com)

A beauty supply store was robbed Monday morning on Magazine Street, and investigators hope that the dozens of hair clippers taken will surface and lead them back to a suspect who may also be responsible for a similar robbery nearby in late October. Continue reading »

Nov 162011

The former Nine Inch Nails recording studio, seen from Magazine and Jena. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The proposed expansion of Audubon Charter School’s Broadway campus that has split the neighborhood over parking issues won city approval Wednesday, as did a less controversial redevelopment of the old Nine Inch Nails recording studio on Magazine Street. Continue reading »

Nov 142011

The planned redevelopment of the former Nine Inch Nails recording studio on Magazine Street and the proposed expansion of Audubon Charter School both return to a city board Wednesday morning seeking waivers required to start their projects. Continue reading »

Nov 112011

Blues Frenzy performs at the Second Annual Magazine Street Blues Festival in 2010.

The Third Annual Magazine Street Blues Festival will feature bands, food, art and even a “scooter second line” to raise money in support of the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District. Continue reading »

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Nov 092011

By Olivia Lueckemeyer, for UptownMessenger.com

Rolland K. Jones (via NOPD)

Investigators have identified a serial shoplifter who has been caught on video stealing cases of beer from a Magazine Street convenience store on four separate occasions, and are hoping the public can help locate him, authorities say. Continue reading »