Subway on Magazine gets tentative City Council approval over neighbors’ opposition

The Uptown Messenger -

The Subway sandwich shop proposed for Magazine Street received tentative approval from the City Council on Thursday, but City Councilman Jay H. Banks promised to prevent the ordinance allowing it from being drafted until he can have more meetings between the developer and neighborhood groups who spoke in opposition. After a long City Council meeting [...]

Advertiser: A Broadway political drama comes to New Orleans

The Uptown Messenger -

The regional premiere of Tony Award-winning play ALL THE WAY by Robert Schenkkan is running now until June 3 at Loyola University Theatre with special events every day this weekend. Presented by Southern Rep Theatre, the political drama follows Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and a huge cast of historical figures through the passage [...]

“Person of interest” sought in sexual assault near Laurel Street

The Uptown Messenger -

Investigators are trying to identify a man they consider a “person of interest” who may have information about a sexual assault that took place near Laurel Street earlier this month, according to the initial NOPD report. The man, whose image was caught on surveillance video, was last seen leaving F&M Patio Bar at 4841 Tchoupitoulas [...]

Lower Garden District ‘Framework’ building with bar from Tujaque’s owner postponed for design issues

The Uptown Messenger -

The “Framework” commercial development on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District — which will feature a bar from the owners of Tujaque’s — has been postponed by a month in the approval process while the owners work out a handful of design issues raised by city planners. Patrick Schindler of Felicity Property Company and [...]

Bicyclist robbed at gunpoint on South Claiborne, police say

The Uptown Messenger -

A man riding his bicycle was robbed on South Claiborne Avenue overnight, New Orleans police said Thursday morning. The victim, a 20-year-old man, was riding the bicycle near South Claiborne and Robert Street shortly after 1:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, when an unknown man approached him from behind, according to the initial NOPD report. “The [...]

Danae Columbus: Judge Clare Jupiter inspired others to be their best

The Uptown Messenger -

More than 1,000 people are expected to crowd the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church tomorrow morning for the funeral of Civil District Court Judge Clare Jupiter, who passed away last Friday from complications of a recent stroke. After proudly completing a strenuous exercise session at Touro Infirmary’s rehab center Friday afternoon, Jupiter’s heart just gave out. [...]

Freret Beer Room owner receives initial approval for ‘Freret Beer Annex’ package store

The Uptown Messenger -

The owner of the Freret Beer Room restaurant has received tentative approval to create the “Freret Beer Annex” packaged-liquor store next door, despite the objections of some nearby business owners. Eli Gay opened the Freret Beer Room in November 2016 at 5018 Freret Street, pairing craft beers with a dinner menu in the building that [...]

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