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 »

Oct 022012
 

More than 120 people attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the redevelopment of the Centennial Cotton Press and Lykes Steamship building on Tchoupitoulas. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Centennial Cotton Press, left, and adjacent Lykes Steamship Building. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A former cotton press on Tchoupitoulas dating back more than 100 years is slated to become a kitchen cooking fresh, healthy meals for local schools next year, with office space in front and 52 apartments next door as part of a riverfront development just blocks away from the former Entergy power plant. 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 »

Sep 182012
 

The Show nightclub on Tchoupitoulas. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

After sitting on the docket of the city alcohol board for six months as police conducted raids and investigated shootings nearby, The Show bar on Tchoupitoulas Street in the Lower Garden District abruptly surrendered its liquor license Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading »

Jan 162012
 

Top: 7008 and 7016 Zimple, both owned by Tulane. Bottom: 5514 and 5518 Tchouptioulas. (all photos via Preservation Resource Center, blog.prcno.org)

A pair of Tulane University properties in the 7000 block of Zimple and a pair of homes next to the carwash on Tchoupitoulas are among the demolition requests slated to come before the city Tuesday. Continue reading »

Jan 102012
 

Neighbors concerned about the future of two large Uptown properties near Audubon Park — an apartment complex on Tchoupitoulas and a mental health facility on Calhoun — received hopeful signs Tuesday night that the city is inclined to prevent major changes to either of them. Continue reading »

Oct 042011
 

The apartment complex at State and Tchoupitoulas, photographed in August. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Concerned that an apartment complex at the corner of State and Tchoupitoulas may be headed for unwelcome commercial redevelopment, the Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association delved into the arcana of the city’s land-use planning process Tuesday night to cast votes in favor of keeping the property residential. Continue reading »

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, UptownMessenger.com)

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 022011
 

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

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 »

Jul 182011
 

Locations of reported street flooding (via New Orleans Office of Emergency Preparedness)

Monday morning’s downpour caused street flooding across the New Orleans area, including along Tchoupitoulas and through the Lower Garden District. Continue reading »

Feb 062011
 

Liz Money stands in the doorway of her home Thursday, where her belongings are still in disarray. After living though a home-invasion Sunday, Liz stopped staying at the house, and it was broken into again on Thursday. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

On the floor of her shotgun home, her hands bound with a pair of her tights and a sweater wrapped around her head as a blindfold, the sassy, self-described computer geek known to much of New Orleans as “Liz Money” tried to keep calm and avoid making any sound that might aggravate the man ransacking her house, her mind teeming with rapid-fire questions as she struggled to figure out how to stay alive.

After turning her house and her life upside down in a search for a safe that she never had, the man left without harming her. But in the week since that traumatic evening, another home has been invaded under nearly identical circumstances, her own home has been broken into yet again, and the mystery has only deepened as to why she has become a target in what New Orleans police are calling someone else’s drug vendetta. Continue reading »

Feb 022011
 

Two Uptown New Orleans homes were broken into this week by men who tied up the women inside and then ransacked the home in cases that police say share so many similarities that they are almost certainly related.

In separate cases, police have also seen a rash of gun violence in the Leonidas area and captured a man they say stole a stack of computers from a Freret Street nonprofit, officers and investigators said Wednesday at the weekly meeting of the NOPD’s Uptown-based Second District. Continue reading »

Jan 292011
 

The Lady Jetsetters parade will parade through Central City on Saturday.

Two second lines will parade through areas of Uptown New Orleans this weekend, one running the length of Central City on Saturday and another looping through the neighborhoods around Louisiana Avenue on Sunday. Continue reading »

Oct 212010
 

The Original Four S&P Club will parade Sunday from Armstrong Park to Uptown, crossing through the Milan neighborhood and ending on Tchoupitoulas.

The latter portion of the parade is primarily on Louisiana Avenue. Stops along the route include the Ash Cultural Arts Center on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, Silkey’s on Magnolia Street, The Other Place on Foucher Street, LeRoux on Louisiana Avenue, ending at the Rock Bottom Lounge on Tchoupitoulas.

The second line is slated to begin at 1 p.m.

Oct 092010
 

82nd Prince of Wales Second Line route

The Prince of Wales 82nd Annual Second Line will parade through several Uptown neighborhoods Sunday. Continue reading »