Nov 162011

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

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

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 »

Nov 082011

St. Charles Avenue could be home to le Viet café (near Jackson Avenue) in less than two weeks, while Magazine Street is slated for openings soon afterward of Magasin Vietnamese Café near Napoleon Avenue and Pho Noi Viet in the Lower Garden District, reports Gambit’s Ian McNulty.

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Nov 032011

A new restaurant on Magazine Street, a new nightclub on Freret Street and a new home in place of a historic one were all given approval by the City Council on Thursday, though each project has drawn its share of objections.

Johnny V’s restaurant next to Monkey Hill bar and the proposed Publiq House in the first floor of the Neighborhood Housing Services building on Freret were given tentative approval to step forward, receiving an affirmative vote that will not go into effect until good-neighbor agreements are signed. Meanwhile, a historic home on St. Charles Avenue can be demolished, after the council decided that the home that will replace it represents an improvement to the showcase street. Continue reading »

Nov 022011

Three Uptown land-use projects that have each generated a fair amount of controversy — the proposed demolition of a historic home on St. Charles Avenue, permission for a restaurant to open in spite of unpermitted additions and a new nightclub on Freret Street — are all slated for New Orleans City Council hearing on Thursday, according to the agenda. Continue reading »

Oct 222011

Chun Nin Chan was attempting to cross Magazine Street at Milan around 7 a.m. Monday when he was hit by a car that didn’t stop, and he died that evening, according to our reporting partners at WWL-TV. The vehicle is described as a four-door, white Nissan, and anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.

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Oct 122011

Jila Koobehi stands on the grand staircase at the entrance of the former Nine Inch Nails recording studio. (Sabree Hill,

For six years, the brooding former funeral home on Magazine Street that served for nearly a decade as a recording studio for musician Trent Reznor has sat vacant. Now, its new owners are taking the first steps to give it new life as a mix of office and retail space, but are hampered by one of the most common obstacles to development in Uptown New Orleans: parking. Continue reading »

Sep 292011

A rendering of the new design for the Walgreens on Magazine Street. (photo by Sabree Hill,

With some encouragement from City Hall, the developers of the Walgreens store planned for Magazine Street have settled on a historic-style design intended to blend with the existing streetscape, abandoning a more modern look they had previously considered. Continue reading »

Sep 282011

The American Legion building on Magazine Street. (Sabree Hill,

The developers of the Walgreens pharmacy proposed for the old American Legion building on Magazine Street will share a new design for the store with neighbors tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 28). Continue reading »

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Sep 142011

The proposed Johnny V's on Magazine Street, next door to Monkey Hill Bar (Robert Morris,

A request by the proposed Johnny V’s restaurant to be allowed to open in spite of unauthorized expansions divided the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, sending it to the City Council for a decision with no formal recommendation either way. Continue reading »

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