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Mar 222017
 

(via gulfbank.com)

The Carrollton branch of Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company will host a free small business seminar on Wednesday, March 29 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

The seminar will be hosted by Commercial Lender Eric Van Hoven and presented by small business advisors Danny Allday (CPA), Andrew Legrand (attorney), James C Hou (insurance). Continue reading »

Mar 222017
 

The new development would combine office suites with room for commercial retail, such as a drug store or coffee shop.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Despite opposition from a few neighbors and the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, the demolition of the former Le Petit Motel has been approved.

The New Orleans Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee approved a request to demolish the former auto motel on 2836 Tulane Ave at its regular meeting Monday. The committee previously deferred the vote so developers could bring the plan to the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization for input. Continue reading »

Mar 222017
 

Jay Nix, of Parkway Bakery and Tavern, took home the inaugural “Person of the Year” award from the Mid-City Businesses Association (Claire Byun/cbyun@nolamessenger.com).

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Several Mid-City businesses positively impact the culture, quality of life and appearance of the neighborhood, and two such organizations were called into the spotlight.

The Greater Mid-City Business Association held its annual award luncheon Tuesday to honor local businesses that improve, embrace and impact Mid-City. This year’s gala featured a new award that recognizes a single business owner, as well as an award for the “Business of the Year.” Continue reading »

Mar 222017
 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission is hosting an event open to all.

Generations Celebration: Women’s History Month recognizes and honors outstanding women who have had a positive impact on New Orleans life and culture. The free event will have a variety of performances, merchandise, food, and ceremonies over the night. Continue reading »

Mar 222017
 

Via NOPD

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a man caught shoplifting on camera.

The suspect was seen taking various children’s clothing at the Dollar General on 230 Broad Ave. on Thursday. Anyone with information regarding this individual or this incident is asked to contact First District detectives at 504-658-6010. Continue reading »

Mar 212017
 

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

While the New Orleans Green Party isn’t officially endorsing any candidate for Saturday’s local elections, party organizers did recommend two candidates over the others.

There are five candidates overall for the two special election seats up for grabs Saturday. The first, Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, Division C, has come open from the retirement of Dennis Bagneris. The second race for Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Division B is a replacement for Regina Bartholomew-Woods. Continue reading »

Mar 202017
 

Photo by Bart Everson

We colored eggs for the vernal equinox, which this year falls on the 20th of March. I’d never heard of this method of coloring the hardboiled “whites” themselves, but my daughter found a video on YouTube that showed us how. For more on the meaning of this seasonal moment, check out this excerpt from my book. Happy equinox!

Bart Everson is a writer, a photographer, a baker of bread, a husband, a father and a resident of Mid-City. He is a founding member of the Green Party of Louisiana, past president of Friends of Lafitte Greenway, and a participant in New Orleans Lamplight Circle. More at BartEverson.com.

Mar 202017
 

The Wicker building currently housing Success Prep will be demolished and a new campus will be constructed.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

More than a decade later, Sci High is finally getting the new campus in the Bio District they were promised.

The New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School was awarded $2.2 million for the design of their new campus in the Bio District. The school was promised a renovated World War II hangar on the Delgado Community College campus prior to Katrina. Continue reading »

Mar 172017
 

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We here at The Broad love music. We trust our sound system to our staff and are constantly rewarded with a wide variety of music to brighten up our lobby. In honor of that love, we are dubbing this week musical week and bringing you two new musicals with very different backgrounds.

THE LURE is a Polish vampire-mermaid musical. Read that sentence again. We can assure you that there won’t be another Polish vampire-mermaid musical released this year in theaters. Full of visual flair and a genre-hopping story, we can’t recommend enough this feature for those late-night adventurous members of our audience. Continue reading »