good works health land use

CrescentCare planning medical clinic for United Way building on Canal

CrescentCare, a community health center formed from the NO/AIDS Task Force, is purchasing the United Way building on Canal Street to redevelop into a medical clinic. The building at 2515 Canal St. is currently under contract with CrescentCare,  United Way of Southeast Louisiana, the building’s owner and primary occupant since 1982, confirmed in a written Read More…

city government public safety transportation

Roadwork ahead: Bike lane, crosswalk work to resume on Gentilly Boulevard

From the Mayor’s Office Beginning Tuesday (May 24), weather permitting, the city’s Department of Public Works contractor, Pavement Markings, will resume safety improvements including updates to the bicycle and pedestrian facilities along Gentilly Boulevard — from Grand Route St. John Street to St. Bernard Avenue. No parking will be allowed in this area for the Read More…

business food and drink parks and greenspace

Skeeta Hawk Brewing is getting ready to open taproom on Lafitte Greenway

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Skeeta Hawk Brewing is bringing fresh brews and a veteran spirit to Mid-City. The brewery will open on the Lafitte Greenway in early July in the same building as Hey! Café. It will share outdoor patio space with Flour Moon Bagels.  The Greenway complex, at St. Louis and Dorgenois streets, Read More…

city government parks and greenspace transportation

Lopez Pedestrian Bridge on Lafitte Greenway is completed

The North Lopez Pedestrian Bridge is ready to provide easier access to the Lafitte Greenway, the Mayor’s Office announced. The bridge provides pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to the Greenway from North Conti Street across the canal. The estimated cost of the project is $650,000, funded using the Louisiana Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration dollars and Read More…

COVID-19 elections opinion

Viewpoint: It’s time to put that mask on again

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Those readers who know me personally understand that I am very involved in the Greek Festival, which is returning Memorial Day weekend after a two-year hiatus. During a visit to the Greek church earlier this week, the festival’s long-time operations director, who comes in from Texas, said, “I see you Read More…

business food and drink

Get Your Mom and Dim Sum pop-up brings Southern-influenced Chinese food to local breweries

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger A new dim sum pop-up is adding another option to the city’s Chinese food scene. Get Your Mom and Dim Sum can be found at your local brewery.  Owner Andrew Lu was raised in Lafayette and grew up in the restaurant industry. His love of food and cooking began in Read More…