blight and demolition land use

Long an eyesore, century-old Tulane Avenue warehouse building is being restored

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger Real estate investor Tony Gelderman was on a Zoom call in 2020, discussing federal historic preservation tax credits for the renovation of the nearly 100-year-old warehouse at 4201 Tulane Ave. As architects with New Orleans based Rome Office displayed photos of the interior for federal officials, Gelderman said, he was Read More…

business food and drink

Tia Maria’s Kitchen offers a taste of Honduras on Tulane Avenue

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Tia Maria’s Kitchen, 2931 Tulane Ave., is serving up Honduran and other Latin American favorites made from old family recipes.  Open since November, the restaurant is owned by Jessica Almendares and her brother José. The Tulane location is the second for the family. Their first restaurant, called simply Tia Maria’s, Read More…

business food and drink

Bao Mi offers fast Vietnamese fare on Tulane Avenue

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Bao Mi began restaurant serving casual Vietnamese food in January inside the Louisiana State University Health Foundation building on Tulane Avenue. It offers tasty, affordable grab-and-go items for workers in the medical district.  Owners Jimmy Tran and chef Aaron Villeda grew up together. Villeda was a lead line cook at Emeril’s Read More…

colleges land use

Tulane University signs lease for Charity Hospital building

  From Tulane University Tulane University, along with developers 1532 Tulane Partners and SKK Opportunity Zone Fund I, has announced a new phase in the redevelopment of the former Charity Hospital building, which will result in Tulane initially occupying nearly 350,000 square feet through a long-term lease. Over the next few years, the developers and Read More…

business food and drink

Trilly Cheesesteaks is bringing its creative, classic, carnivore and vegan Phillys back to Mid-City

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Trilly Cheesesteaks will make its triumphant return to the Mid-City food scene in October at a new location, 3735 Ulloa St., near the Tulane Avenue corridor.  Owners Chris Beegle and Carlos Stich are excited to welcome cheesesteak fans to their new location. Their previous spot, on Banks Street, closed in Read More…

business city government land use

Planning Commission votes to grant Chick-fil-A its suburban-style plan

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger A suburban-style Chick-fil-A on Tulane and South Carrollton avenues won the approval of the City Planning Commission on Tuesday (Aug. 24). The commissioners agreed to recommend stripping away provisos designed to make the fast-food drive-thru compatible with the city’s development goals for the corridor. The staff planners had outlined design changes Read More…

city government land use sustainability

Green features planned for new gas station at Tulane and Broad

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger The new owner of the convenience store at Tulane and Broad can install fuel pumps after getting City Council approval on Thursday (Aug. 19). But that’s not all that is planned for the expanse of concrete across Tulane Avenue from the Criminal Court. Trees and shrubs will be planted to Read More…

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

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger Plans for the proposed Chick-fil-A restaurant at Tulane and South Carrollton avenues are being revised, in part to make it more pedestrian-friendly and less like a suburban development. The City Planning Commission last week voted to delay its hearing to allow more time for those revisions. The development needs city Read More…

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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…