Small hotel planned for empty lot in Lower Garden District

The Uptown Messenger -

By Jesse Baum Heirloom Properties, the owner of multiple short-term rental properties, is seeking to transform an empty Lower Garden District lot into a two-suite boutique hotel The lot stands at 1213 Magazine St., between Thalia and Erato streets. Heirloom, its owner, runs 25-30 short-term rental properties, including one directly next door to the 1213 [...]

Uptown restaurants, cafés to lose outdoor seating over controversial city fees

The Uptown Messenger -

by Kristine Froeba Uptown restaurants and coffee houses are about to remove outdoor sidewalk seating due to what some local business owners see as cost prohibitive fees being levied by the city. Many residents are expressing their unhappiness on social media. “You are killing small businesses that are the lifeblood of this city,” said New [...]

Cherokee Street repairs nearing completion, city announces

The Uptown Messenger -

The Department of Public Works, in conjunction with the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, is now 80 percent complete constructing a road and infrastructure improvement project on Cherokee Street between Benjamin and Pearl streets. The project in the Black Pearl neighborhood was designed by Professional Engineering Consultants Corp. and is being built by [...]