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New Project Set To Be in the Old Times-Picayune Building

This project has been in the works for a while now. The site of the former Times-Picayune at 3800 Howard Avenue has been purchased by a couple of Louisiana businessmen who want to revisit the idea of turning the site into a golf-entertainment project.  The project is slated to be up and running by early 2024.  […]

New Restaurant to Open in Old Elle J’s Location

Elle J’s located on Harrison Avenue in Lakeview closed this summer and after closing was picked up by the owners of Velvet Cactus and Wrong Iron. Now that they have leased the space, they are working on the plans for a new restaurant. According to Rusty White, one of the project partners, the new restaurant […]

Five Upgrades To Do To Create Your Dream Kitchen and Bath

For ages those in the industry have told sellers that a bathroom or kitchen remodel will also benefit the resale value of their home. Homeowners always think of these upgrades when they are ready to sell their home. Homeowners should do the upgrades while they still live in their home so they can enjoy the […]

Small Businesses Are Considering Alternative Lenders Over Traditional Banking

Many small businesses in the U.S. have been getting frustrated with traditional banks and their loans. Businesses have voiced that the process is very slow and burdensome, even though there are strings attached when it comes to using alternative lenders. According to a study from the Harris Poll, 62% of small businesses admit they need […]

A New Look For Audubon Aquarium and Woldenberg Park

The Audubon Aquarium is currently closed for at least six months but the good news is that it is getting a facelift along with Woldenberg Park. The $41 million renovation will be a great perk once it is finished. The Aquarium has been renovated before, but this is the biggest renovation since 1990. The new […]

A New Park Opens With Free Outdoor Concerts

St. Claude Arts Park is a new park in Arabi that was built on the lot next to the Zeitgeist Theatre & Lounge.  The park is a nice new outdoor venue and art market space for residents and visitors to enjoy.  The park opening was celebrated with two free concerts sponsored by the Jazz Foundation […]

New State Cultural Districts To Be In Jefferson Parish

The state has decided to locate two new state cultural districts in Gretna and Jean Lafitte.  One of the main reasons is that these are sites where two historic buildings are located that could possibly qualify for state historic tax credits.  Another bonus is that any qualifying art that will be sold at the two […]

Gentilly Festival Will Be Held At Pontchartrain Park

The Gentilly Festival is a three-day event full of music, art and food with  three stages located in Pontchartrain Park.   The festival is a free event that will run on Friday from 6pm – 9pm and on Saturday and Sunday from noon – 8pm.  The festival will be located at the playground at Press and […]

The Battle of the Bike Lane

The bike lanes along Newton Street between Elmira and Behrman in Algiers are the battleground for many cyclists and residents. Several months ago District C Council member Freddie King wanted the city to reevaluate their position on the protected bike lanes in Algier due to neighborhood disagreements regarding the lanes. Since the situation was brought […]

The 2022 Gretna Heritage Festival Will Features John Fogerty, Beach Boys, and Revivalists

How long has the Gretna Heritage Festival been around? The festival has been around for thirty years. This fall the 2022 Gretna Heritage Festival will be along the Mississippi River in downtown Gretna celebrating its 26th edition. It is a three day event from October 7th – 9th and will feature big artists like John […]

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