Cherry Coffee request for second restaurant in Lower Garden District sails through first hearing

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Cherry Coffee, the cafe that first launched in a former firehouse near Wisner Park, has won an enthusiastic thumbs-up from the City Planning Commission to convert its second location in the Lower Garden District into a restaurant. Cherry opened its second coffee shop in the newly-built Julian building at 1581 Magazine Street in April and [...]

Three people arrested in connection with armed robbery on Delachaise Street

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Three people were arrested this week in the investigation into an armed robbery on Delachaise Street, New Orleans police said. The robbery took place Aug. 12 in the 700 block of Delachaise Street. The suspects were all arrested Wednesday in Kenner on charges of armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated battery and criminal conspiracy, according [...]

Steve Scalise extols bipartisanship, defends Trump in New Orleans address (live video)

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U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise touted the virtues of civility and bipartisanship in Washington and his strong relationship across the aisle with Democratic colleague Rep. Cedric Richmond on Wednesday in New Orleans, even while simultaneously defending a President whose public insults and attacks on perceived enemies is the foundation of his personal style. Speaking at a [...]

Danae Columbus: Can’t raise enough campaign money? Loan it to yourself

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What do Julie Stokes, Richard Perque, A.G. Crowe, Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Marie Williams, Heather Cloud and Omar Mason have in common? All are candidates for state or local office in the November 6, 2018 elections who made sizeable personal loans to their campaigns. By beefing up fundraising totals, these candidates became more viable which in [...]

Subway drops controversial plan for Magazine Street location

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The Subway sandwich shop that became the latest flashpoint in the conversation about chain restaurants on Magazine Street has withdrawn its application to open in a partially vacant strip mall there, New Orleans city officials said. Subway began seeking permission to open a new location a corner space of the strip mall at 4637 Magazine [...]

Five weeks of lane closures ahead for drainage work on St. Charles Avenue in Lower Garden District

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The outside travel and parking lanes on both sides of St. Charles Avenue will be closed for the rest of August and much of September for drainage work and road reconstruction, city officials said. The lane closures between Erato and Euterpe streets will begin Thursday morning and continue for five weeks. For more information, see [...]

AllState celebrates grand opening in new Broadmoor development

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The development saga that started years ago with the displacement of a small Chinese restaurant from the Garden District ended Sunday with the grand opening of an Allstate insurance agency in Broadmoor, the final tenant in the new Green Tea development there. Green Tea was formerly next door to the Blockbuster video store, but after [...]

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