“Little Den” convenience store on South Claiborne given initial OK for packaged liquor sales

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The “Little Den” convenience store at South Claiborne and Louisiana avenues has received a first round of approval from city officials for its request to sell packaged liquor. The store at 3336 South Claiborne is seeking a conditional use to sell alcoholic beverages, according to its application to the city. The store’s owners told the [...]

Kristine Froeba: Southern Charm: New Orleans’ Benny Poppins

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The Sassy Private Chef’s Shrimp n’ Grit’s Recipe as featured on Bravo Each series has one breakout character, and while the Bravo Southern Charm New Orleans series offered little to locals other than indigestion, it did present us with the sass of New Orleans’ private cook, Mr. Benny Poppins. Poppins, aka Benjamin Levasseur, originally from [...]

Wave of new restaurants announced on Magazine Street, and in other Uptown neighborhoods

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After half a dozen high-profile restaurants around Uptown New Orleans announced their closing in May, a wave of new restaurants have been announced in June, with at least six aiming for Magazine Street alone. The restaurants opening on Magazine Street are: A new partnership from Chef Tory McPhail at Commander’s Palace and Darryl Reginelli of [...]

Fatal stabbing under investigation on Toledano Street, police say

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A fatal stabbing has been reported Friday morning on Toledano Street in Broadmoor, New Orleans police said. Classified as a “homicide by cutting,” the incident is under investigation in the 3100 block of Toledano (between South Prieur and South Roman streets), NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney said shortly after 9 a.m. Friday, June 29. No further [...]

Request to rezone block near Touro Infirmary for medical services sparks neighborhood controversy

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A proposal to rezone most of a block near Touro Infirmary for medical offices has sparked strong opposition among nearby neighbors, and the City Planning Commission agreed that the request creates too much uncertainty for the future of the neighborhood. The request concerned six properties in the block bounded by Amelia, Coliseum, Antonine and Chestnut [...]

Milan neighborhood cleanup planned to celebrate New Orleans Tricentennial

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As part of the city’s ongoing 300th birthday celebrations, residents of the Milan area are planning a neighborhood cleanup Saturday morning, followed by a party at the Atkinson-Stern Tennis Center in the afternoon. The cleanup efforts start at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 14, and continue until noon. At 1 p.m., the tricentennial celebration with food, [...]

Suspect in numerous business robberies arrested after robbery at South Claiborne cell-phone store

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A man wanted in a series of Uptown business robberies was arrested at noon Wednesday after his latest hit on a South Claiborne Avenue cell-phone store, New Orleans police said. Andre Addison, 55, entered the Metro PCS store in the 8800 block of South Claiborne Avenue at noon on Wednesday, June 27, pointed a gun [...]

Danae Columbus: New clerk of court Chelsey Richard Napoleon could face strong challenge from Jared Brossett

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With qualifying still three weeks away, the contest to replace longtime Civil District Court Clerk Dale Atkins has already heated up with two strong candidates – Interim Civil District Court Clerk Chelsey Richard Napoleon and District D Councilmember Jared Brossett. Napoleon, who rolled out her campaign Tuesday night in Lakeview, has been preparing to become [...]

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