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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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Sidney Torres buys up property on Tulane and Carrollton, The Times-Picayune-New Orleans Advocate reports

Real estate developer Sidney Torres IV, who has been amassing properties in Mid-City, has purchased nearly half of a block at Tulane and South Carrollton avenues and plans to redevelop the crime-ridden corridor, according to Tony McAuley of NOLA.com. Plans for the properties on the lake-uptown corner that once held the Pelican baseball stadium, owned Read More…

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Nick’s bar on Tulane Avenue back on track to reopen by Endymion 2021

By Sue Strachan, Mid-City Messenger Even in a town where the cocktail was invented and perfected, there was only one place to get a Banana Banshee, Pregnant Canary, Between the Sheets and X-rated named libations – Nick’s Original Big Train Bar. On Jan. 30, the City Council approved the design and construction of Nick’s Place, Read More…

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Nick’s Original Big Train Bar heading back to Tulane Avenue

By Emily Carmichael, emilycarmichael19@gmail.com “Follow me BACK to Nick’s Bar” declared bumper stickers handed out Thursday evening at Avery’s on Tulane, part of a community meeting to discuss the updated and upscaled revival of Nick’s Original Big Train Bar. Much like the plans presented, the bumper stickers are a spin on old favorite, the “back” Read More…

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Treo, pioneer in Tulane Avenue redevelopment, has eyes toward the future with possible new owners

As Tulane Avenue continues its slog toward redevelopment, one of the street’s cornerstones is up for sale, and the current owners of Treo are hoping to find someone with fresh eyes and a grand vision who can jumpstart the avenue’s expansion efforts. Stephen and Pauline Patterson purchased the former dive bar at 3835 Tulane Avenue Read More…