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Chickie Wah Wah to celebrate its reopening Wednesday under new owners

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger After spending the summer shuttered, Mid-City music venue Chickie Wah Wah,  will reopen on Wednesday (Dec. 7 ). The club has been recovering from the loss of original owner Dale Triguero, who died in July 2021, as music venues everywhere still struggled with pandemic shutdowns and slowdowns.  Triguero moved to Read More…

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Addis NOLA debuts Bayou Road location on Thursday

Addis NOLA will officially open its new location Thursday (Nov. 10) on Bayou Road, New Orleans’ oldest passageway and a bustling hub for Black-owned businesses. When Addis NOLA first opened on Broad Street near Tulane Avenue in August 2019, it gave New Orleanians a taste of the cultural heritage of East Africa through an authentic Read More…

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Burger Nerds in The Holy Ground adds Latin twist to smash burgers

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Burger Nerds is a Latin-tinged smash burger pop-up that has taken up residency in The Holy Ground Irish Pub on Canal Street and Norman C. Francis Parkway. The burger spot is run by Alfredo Manzanares Jr. Raised in New Orleans, Manzanares followed his passion for food at a young age, Read More…

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Local craft brewery supplier purchases warehouse complex at Bienville and Alexander, NOLA.com reports

Craft Kettle, a local microbrewery supplier with an eye on expansion, purchased the 71,196-square-foot Mid-City warehouse and industrial complex that dominates the square block bounded by North Alexander, Bienville, North Murat and Conti streets, Stepanie Riegel reports on NOLA.com. Hooley Inc., a nearly 120-year-old sheet-metal company, sold the complex for $3.1 million and will remain Read More…

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Simply CBD brings the benefits of legal THC to Mid-City (sponsored)

Entering the Simply CBD: Cannabis Dispensary flagship store in Mid-City is like entering a fashionable boutique in New York or Paris. Tucked into a shopping area at the corner of North Carrollton Avenue and Bienville Street, this chic shop is decorated in shades of white, and all of the products are artfully displayed. Well-informed employees Read More…

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Fund 17, Propeller and Thrive announce the Financial Wellness Collaborative for small business owners (sponsored)

                     Fund 17, Propeller and Thrive New Orleans announce the creation of the Financial Wellness Collaborative, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase. This free program is designed to assist entrepreneurs and small business owners bolster their overall financial health through a series of workshops and one-on-one individualized support in Read More…

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Sudden firing of Banks Street Bar & Grill workers reverberates across social media

Former Bank Street Bar & Grill workers have taken to social media to reveal an apparent mass firing Thursday that occurred via the business’s group chat account on Discord . The management, however, must have left behind the keys to the bar’s Instagram account, which turned into an outlet for the bartenders’ vitriol. Meanwhile, a Read More…

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Mayhew Bakery to close Thursday, NOLA.com reports

After years of providing artisan baguettes, a creative assortment of pastries, seasonal king cakes and pizza pies to Bayou St. John and Mid-City neighbors, Mayhew Bakery is closing its doors on Thursday (Aug. 11), Ian McNulty reports on NOLA.com. Owner and chief baker Kelly Mayhew told McNulty that the pandemic and Hurricane Ida proved too Read More…

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Propeller announces 2022 Impact Accelerator Ventures (sponsored)

Propeller announces the 19 participants selected for its nationally recognized 2022 Impact Accelerator. This program catalyzes transformative social impact by supporting startup and growth entrepreneurs working to narrow disparities in community economic development, education, food, health and water. Our entrepreneurial community has endured disasters and challenges over the past several years. Forty percent of businesses Read More…