News

A collection of articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals on the state of local businesses in New Orleans and across the nation.

Deploying Our Investment Capital Locally Yields Better Returns for All

PeakProsperity

June 5, 2013

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Satsuma Maple lures locovores to new Uptown location

Nola.com

September 6, 2012

Filed under: Commerce

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Locally-owned Satsuma Maple, which specializes in serving locally sourced food, opens a second location in Uptown.

Local Businesses Ride Out the Storms

The Times-Picayune

September 1, 2012

Filed under: Stay Local! News

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By Annette Sisco
The Times-Picayune

On the anxiety-ridden eve of a storm a couple years ago, I suddenly realized there was no alcohol in the house. New Orleanians will understand the magnitude of that oversight. The big-box stores had shut down, but a small local grocery was still open. The owner himself stood cheerfully behind the counter, ringing up purchases and promising not to go anywhere.
A business in the French Quarter after Hurricane Isaac.

I stood in line for a bottle of something high-proof enough to treat snake bite. Then I got back in line for a lemon.

This came back to me earlier this week when I caught up with my friend Dana Eness as she battened down the hatches at her office with one eye on the hurricane reports. Dana is the executive director of the Urban Conservancy and Stay Local!, and a big advocate of our unique city and the special role that local commerce plays in it.

With Hubig's Pies Gone, Bud's Broiler Pies Are Selling Like Crazy

News With a Twist: WGNO

August 22, 2012

Filed under: Commerce

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MID-CITY, NEW ORLEANS—
Without Hubig’s Pies, how are New Orleanian’s getting their satisfaction?

Folks are heading to Bud’s Broiler to eat their fried pies, which share some striking similarities to the world-famous Hubig’s Pies.

Old Schwegmann store on Broad Street could become fresh food hub

Nola.com

August 13, 2012

Filed under: Commerce, Culture, Environment

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The nonprofit Broad Community Connections has purchased the former Schwegmann Giant Super Market building at 300 N. Broad St., and plans to create a “fresh food hub” to spur redevelopment along the Broad Street corridor. Plans call for a grocery store, a culinary and life-skills training program for at-risk youth, a teaching kitchen and other health- and wellness-related tenants.

MAYOR LANDRIEU ANNOUNCES FRESH FOOD RETAILER INITIATIVE LOAN FOR CIRCLE FOOD STORE

City of New Orleans

August 2, 2012

Filed under: Culture, Environment

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NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the Hope Enterprise Corporation and The Food Trust announced major funding from the New Orleans Fresh Food Retailer Initiative (FFRI) for the historic Circle Food Store. The Circle Food Store, located at 1522 St. Bernard Avenue (corner of St. Bernard and North Claiborne Avenues), was first incorporated in 1938 and for years was a pillar of the community before it closed following Hurricane Katrina. The total estimated cost for The Circle Food Store to re-open is $9.2 million, with the FFRI offering a loan of $1Million, with a forgivable amount of $500,000. The FFRI loan will allow the store to re-open. This project will create an estimated 75 new jobs, many directed to residents of the Seventh Ward and bordering Treme neighborhood.

Man dies in Uptown fire that may be related to smoking in his apartment

WWLTV.com

July 2, 2012

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NEW ORLEANS – A 44-year-old died in a one alarm fire that may be connected to smoking in his Uptown apartment on Thursday morning, according to fire officials.

City Council fast-forwards approval of Costco project

The Uptown Messenger

July 2, 2012

Filed under: Commerce, Culture, Environment

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After a presentation by Costco officials on Thursday morning, the New Orleans City Council enthusiastically and unexpectedly took a vote to approve the Carrollton Avenue project and grant the wholesale retailer’s design requests.

Locally grown businesses are a strength: A letter to the editor

Nola.com

June 18, 2012

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Re: “N.O. gaining national retailers,” Money, June 10.

Incentives were key as New Orleans was wooing Costco

Nola.com

June 18, 2012

Filed under: Commerce

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Talks with Costco Wholesale Corp. were under way for more than a year before the major retailer made its commitment to come to New Orleans official, and incentives to deal with increased costs of building to federal flood elevation requirements were critical, city officials say. The store, which is expected to open in fall 2013, will be the first in Louisiana and will bring a much-needed big box store to New Orleans.