Barrow’s Catfish reopens in Hollygrove; Guatemalan restaurant planned on Maple; cupcakes open on Magazine; Coulis closes

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To fanfare and long lines, Barrow’s Catfish reopened in Hollygrove last week. A new Guatemalan restaurant is planned for Maple Street; a new cupcake shop has opened on Magazine Street, and Prytania Street brunch favorite Coulis has closed, according to recent restaurant news from around Uptown. Barrow’s reopened Friday, July 6, with visits from City [...]

One woman robbed at gunpoint while walking home from work on Toledano; another robbed of SUV on Annunciation, police say

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One woman was robbed Friday afternoon while walking home from work on Toledano Street, and another was robbed of her SUV on Annunciation Street that evening, New Orleans police said. A woman in her 30s was walking home from work in the 3100 block of Toledano Street (near South Galvez) around 2:20 p.m. Friday, July [...]

Kristine Froeba: La Crêpe Nanou Bistro Bastille Day Celebration: An Uptown Gem Flourishes

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France’s La Fête Nationale, or national celebration, commemorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. La Crêpe Nanou, our resident French bistro, has been an Uptown touchstone since 1983. At 35 years of age, it hasn’t a long history, but in restaurant years, remarkable nonetheless. In a city where things are changing more [...]

No new murder trial for men who shot Sandy Kaynor following his death, prosecutors say

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The three men already serving multiple-decade sentences in prison for a crime spree that included the shooting of attorney Sandy Kaynor in October of 2012 will not be tried again for murder now that he has died, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office announced Thursday afternoon. Three men — Charles “Mob Chuck” Carter, Devante “Tae [...]

Controversial storage facility proposed for Tchoupitoulas withdrawn by developer

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A self-storage facility proposed for Tchoupitoulas Street that drew opposition from the Irish Channel last month was withdrawn from consideration by the City Council on Thursday, officials said. CubeSmart storage was proposing to build a five-story, 888-unit facility in the 2600 block of Tchoupitoulas Street (with frontage on Third and Rousseau streets), on an L-shaped [...]

Coroner rules Sandy Kaynor’s death in April as a result of 2012 shooting

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The death of attorney Sanford Kaynor in April was the result of being shot six years earlier in his driveway, Orleans Parish Coroner Dwight McKenna announced late Thursday morning. Kaynor, 58, died April 19 due to “complications of remote gunshot wound” from the October 2012 shooting at his home on Camp Street near Delachaise, according [...]

Safeguard Self Storage’s three-story expansion on Erato cleared by city planners

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The proposal by Safeguard Self Storage to expand into a new three-story building next door to its current location on Erato Street in the Lower Garden District received easy approval from the City Planning Commission this week, despite staff concerns about the amount of parking that will be provided. Safeguard is proposing to build a [...]

Danae Columbus: Millennials must increase voting strength to affect generational change

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As President Trump continues to reshape American politics, millennials like New Orleans personal injury lawyer Megan Kiefer, 34, are no longer willing to sit on the political sidelines. A married homeowner living in Bywater, Kiefer is a passionate advocate for issues she believes important and recently played a leadership role in defeating the proposed Sun [...]

Drive Shack golf facility seeks new sales-tax incentive to redevelop former Times-Picayune site

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The sales tax at the new Drive Shack golfing-entertainment complex that is proposed to replace the former Times-Picayune building on Howard Avenue should be 2 cents higher than in the rest of New Orleans, in part to pay for the costs of redeveloping the site, the developers told City Council members on Tuesday. The developers [...]

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