Feb 142017

The complex will have two outdoor courtyards with a pool and a structured parking facility.

By Claire Byun

A six-story apartment complex slated for the edge of Mid-City is one step closer to fruition after zoning adjustments were approved.

The New Orleans Board of Zoning Adjustments approved a density and permeable open space waiver for 1717 Canal St., which is situated at the edge of Mid-City just before the I-10 Expressway intersection. Babington Properties, L.P. needed a zoning change to build a six-story apartment complex with retail area on the site. The lot’s current zoning limits multi-family developments to 1 unit per 1,000 square foot of lot area. For the petitioned property, the regulations would limit the development to 61 units. Continue reading »

Feb 082017

The LEAD Community Training Program is a workshop series by The Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) designed to empower its participants in the areas of Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, and Development, for which the program is named. The seven-week program plans to teach participants skills in community organizing, advocacy, public policy, and land use and development.

The registration deadline for the 2017 LEAD program is Friday, Feb. 10.

For more information, see the full story from Gentilly Messenger.

LEAD students (LEADers) from a previous year (via foundationforlouisiana.org)

Feb 012017

The new location of CC’s Coffee Shop at 2323 Canal Street will hold a grand opening ceremony next week with free coffee and pastries. (via CC’s on Facebook)

The new location of CC’s Coffee Shop on Canal Street — touted as the first coffee house with a drive-through window on the New Orleans Eastbank — will give away a free cup to customers on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to celebrate its grand opening. Continue reading »

Feb 012017

(map via NOPD)

By Claire Byun

Just a few days after the popular Mid-City bar Twelve Mile Limit was robbed by two men with an “assault-style rifle,” the bar and staff are carrying on.

Cole Newton, owner of Twelve Mile Limit, said his staff is a little shaken up but the community response to the incident has only reinforced his love for the people of New Orleans. Continue reading »

Feb 012017

In the coming weeks, LCIA will host events targeted towards two of Louisiana’s key industries. The February 2 Contractor Networking Night and the February 10 Transportation Workshop are both part of LCIA’s Industry Insights program, which seeks to provide events, information, and connections to the industries of Louisiana. More information about both of these events is available below. Continue reading »

Jan 272017

(Via Tubby & Coo’s)

By Claire Byun

A Mid-City book store known for its geeky culture is hoping to give residents whatever they need to thrive in the current political climate.

Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop, on North Carrollton Avenue, is hosting a Political Action Forum on Saturday to give residents a monthlong action plan on what they can do to protect their personal rights – and the rights of those close to them. Continue reading »

Jan 252017

The salon at 3241 Dumaine Street will reopen under new ownership. (photo by Benjamin Morris for MidCityMessenger.com)

By Claire Byun

A Dumaine Street salon is one step closer to opening after approval from the New Orleans City Planning Commission, though at least one person spoke out against the businesses. Continue reading »

Jan 232017

A Taxing Task: Deciding If Your Business Structure Truly Fits

It can be taxing thinking about how much your business will be paying in taxes each year, but it is something worth examining. Whether you are an LLC, a sole proprietor, a corporation—and whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for twenty years—this workshop is for you.

On Friday, January 27, LCIA is hosting a breakfast workshop at Liberty’s Kitchen: “A Taxing Affair: Finding a Business Structure that Fits”. Paul Jouet from Tax Help NOLA will give a presentation outlining how your business structure affects your tax obligations. Continue reading »