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Development planned for Canal and Carrollton to feature juice bar

By Macie Batson, Mid-City Messenger A new building planned for a prominent Mid-City corner will include a healthy choice for juice enthusiasts. Main Squeeze Juice Co., a fast-casual juice and smoothie bar, plans to open its doors in the fall of 2023 on South Carrollton Avenue and Canal Street. Local developer Vincent Marcello owns the Read More…

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Mart for art’s sake: Wax print creations featured at local Arts Market

Adriane Butler was first introduced to the Arts Market as a customer. “I attended one of the Arts Markets and thought it was a excellent way to support local creators,” Butler said. She began making her own fabric creations about three years ago, and early on in the pandemic, she became a participant in the 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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HDLC to consider original site of Ruth’s Chris Steak House for landmark status

The Historic District Landmarks Commission will decide Wednesday whether to approve the nomination of the building that contained the former Chris Steak House and the first Ruth’s Chris Steak House for landmark status. It was nominated by Nicholas Matulich Jr., the grandson of Chris Matulich, the original Chris of Chris Steak House. The building, known Read More…

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Revival of Lindy Boggs complex into Mercy Senior Living remains stalled

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger It’s hard to pass by the hulking, blighted, graffiti-ridden former Lindy Boggs Medical Center and not wonder: When are they going to do something about that place? The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization regularly invites the project developers to answer that question, and a string of developers and other officials regularly has Read More…

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Ronald McDonald House is changing hands, and neighbors are wary of the new owner

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger Ronald McDonald Charities is saying goodbye to its longtime New Orleans home, the cheerful yellow house on Canal Street and North Alexander. The local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, will be taking its place. Both nonprofits are gaining more space to carry out their missions. Read More…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…