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Neighbors respond to Chick-fil-A’s plans for Tulane and Carrollton

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger The proposed Chick-fil-A restaurant at 4068 Tulane Ave. was assailed and defended Monday (April 26) in two Neighborhood Participation Project meetings with the developer and Mid-City neighbors.  The location at Tulane and South Carrollton Avenue was the site of a Burger King location until it closed last summer. Since January, Read More…

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Chick-fil-A making plans for a drive-thru at Tulane and Carrollton

When developer Sidney Torres IV bought the six-acre former Pelicans Stadium site in December, he mentioned a drive-thru chicken restaurant as part of his plans for Tulane and South Carrollton avenues.. It looked like he was referring to the NOLA Chick drive-thru that started serving up fried chicken sandwiches from the former Burger King soon Read More…

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Avery’s on Tulane closes permanently, NOLA.com reports

Christy and Justin Pitard, pioneers in the burgeoning medical corridor on Tulane Avenue, have closed their classic po-boy restaurant Avery’s on Tulane, Ian McNulty reports on NOLA.com. Since 2012, Avery’s has added its own flair to New Orleans casual fare, attracting a loyal following, but the pandemic along with personal health issues proved to be Read More…

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Sponsored: New ‘Pop-Up @ Tchoup’ with local food vendors and live music debuts this Saturday

New Orleans’ hottest new culinary pop-up is here This Saturday and every Saturday this spring, Rouses Markets will host a family-friendly weekend vacation for your tastebuds. Nearly 20 local food vendors from all over the city will be featured at Pop-Up @ Tchoup, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rouses at 4500 Tchoupitoulas Read More…

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New jazz venue is in the works for North Broad near the Greenway

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger The stage is almost set for a jazz club on the corner of North Broad and Toulouse in Mid-City. The building’s owner, Sam Smith Jr., built that stage himself. Piece by piece, he has been steadily pursuing his dream of operating a jazz club in New Orleans. He wants to Read More…

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Hieux Boil Seafood House to open in former Namese spot on Tulane Avenue

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Hieu Doan was at a crossroads. It was the middle of July 2020 when the owner of Namese, the beloved Vietnamese restaurant on Tulane Avenue, announced the restaurant’s closure. Like so many other businesses, the popular spot for pho had become a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. “We were forced Read More…

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Park Island Brew opens during pandemic because ‘people needed a place to go’

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Park Island Brew Coffee House, on Gentilly Boulevard across from the Fair Grounds Race Course, is all about family and neighborhood. Kevin Davis, a 7th Ward resident, owns the building that houses Park Island Brew. He and his business partner, Chachera Brantley, first had the idea to open the coffee Read More…