city government History land use

Council upholds partial demolition of original Ruth’s Chris Steak House

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger The historic terracotta awning will not return to the original Ruth’s Chris Steak House building on North Broad and Ursulines streets. In a mixed vote on Thursday (Aug. 4), the City Council rejected an appeal that could have forced the building’s new owners to restore the original façade. Max Perret Read More…

events schools

Warren Easton’s ninth-grade annex ready for students; officials hold ribbon-cutting

Warren Easton Charter High School students will return to school Wednesday (Aug. 10) to some major changes to the Canal Street campus. The ninth-graders will be across the street from the 110-year-old school building, in the former Meadows-Draughon Business College at 3026-30 Canal St. On Tuesday (Aug. 9), that building will be officially dedicated. Warren Read More…

arts, books and music Featured neighborhood groups

Beloved Mid-City signs are returning to neutral grounds

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger The familiar red heart in a yellow crescent will soon return to three Mid-City neutral grounds. New Mid-City signs will replace the three signs blown down in Hurricane Ida. The colorful, whimsical signs on the neutral ground at South Broad and Tulane Avenue, South Carrolton Avenue and Ulloa Street, and Read More…

blight and demolition

Pete Fountain’s childhood home in Bayou St. John in danger of collapse, WWL-TV reports

The Bayou St. John shotgun double where famed clarinetist Pete Fountain spent his first 21 years sits abandoned and in danger of collapse, reports Paul Murphy on WWL-TV. The now-blighted house at 820 N. White St., where the late musician and band leader learned to play music, is owned by Thu Can, known as Kenny Read More…

city government Featured land use public safety

Strip club on Tulane Avenue draws complaints from neighbors

By Jackie Galli, Mid-City Messenger Club Pressure on Tulane Avenue has everything a strip club should: dancers, poles, lots of cash. The one thing it doesn’t have is a permit to operate as a strip club. Pressure has been operating as a strip club since at least 2019, judging by the photos on their social Read More…

business Featured food and drink

Addis Nola is moving its Ethiopian kitchen to Bayou Road

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Addis Nola will soon be serving authentic Ethiopian dishes from a new home. The family-run restaurant is planning to move from South Broad to Bayou Road in the fall.  Addis Nola was opened in 2019 by Ethiopian native Biruk Alemayehu to connect New Orleans with the culture of her homeland Read More…

arts, books and music city government Featured land use

Jazz club planned for Broad and the Greenway clears a hurdle

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger It’s been a decade since Sam Smith Jr. embarked on a lifetime goal — opening a jazz club for locals in New Orleans. And it’s been more than a year since he received the city’s approval to create a bar and restaurant with live entertainment on North Broad at the Read More…

crime

Tulane medical corridor, Bayou St. John targeted for car break-ins, NOPD reports show

Cars parked in the Tulane Avenue corridor and in the Bayou St. John area are especially vulnerable to break-ins and burglaries, according to crime data from the New Orleans Police Department’s First District. Reports from the first two weeks in July show 10 cars were broken into while. parked on or near Tulane Avenue, eight Read More…