Commerce

Satsuma Maple lures locovores to new Uptown location

Nola.com

September 6, 2012

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

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

News With a Twist: WGNO

August 22, 2012

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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

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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.

City Council fast-forwards approval of Costco project

The Uptown Messenger

July 2, 2012

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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.

Incentives were key as New Orleans was wooing Costco

Nola.com

June 18, 2012

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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.

New Orleans is beginning to attract national retailers

Nola.com

June 18, 2012

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With a few recent retail wins, economic development officials and real estate professionals say that the prospect for getting more national stores into New Orleans is looking up. In May, after months of speculation that the shopping club Costco Wholesale Corp. would come to New Orleans, the city officially announced the retailer’s plans to open at the former Carrollton Shopping Center in 2013. On Wednesday, the New Orleans Business Alliance and the Downtown Development District announced that Major League Baseball hat retailer New Era Cap Co. Inc. will open a flagship store on Canal Street before the 2013 Super Bowl, adding New Orleans to an impressive list of cities around the globe.

Rocky and Carlo's rebuilds after fire, reopens Tuesday

May 31, 2012

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“It’s just like it was. It’s the same way we’ve served people, and the same way we’ve loved people since we opened in 1965.”

That’s Tommy Tommaseo’s succinct assessment of what patrons will find when his family’s Rocky and Carlo’s restaurant reopens its doors Tuesday (May 29) at 11, just in time for lunch service.

Jefferson Parish sales tax collections down sharply in February from a year ago

Nola.com

April 16, 2012

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Collections of sales taxes and other fees in Jefferson Parish dropped nearly 7 percent in February from a year earlier, a “rather large decrease” that the Sheriff’s Office attributed primarily to the “continuing stagnation of the local economy.”

Cash Mobs, the Anti-Groupon, Are Coming to a Store Near You

GOOD Business

March 5, 2012

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The Groupon-led daily deal craze has made shoppers eager to get as much as possible from local shops for as little as possible—even when that turns out to be a terrible deal for the businesses themselves. Now, a new movement in support of local business is turning the flash-sale concept on its head. Participants in “cash mobs” pick a store, then flock to it in droves to pay full-price to support a local business in need.

Outdoor sporting goods retailer interested in mall at Six Flags site

Nola.com

March 2, 2012

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A development company says a major outdoor sporting goods retailer is interested in anchoring an outlet mall that could be built at the site of the defunct Six Flags amusement park in eastern New Orleans. DAG Development chief executive David Garcia told CityBusiness of New Orleans that the big-box retailer is studying the possibility of a 200,000-square-foot store.

A major outdoor sporting goods retailer is said to be interested in anchoring a mall at the Six Flags site in eastern New Orleans.
DAG is proposing the concept with Dallas-based Provident Realty Advisors. City officials are still deciding whether to proceed with the projects.
Several proposals have been raised in the past to redevelop the site. The amusement park was devastated by Hurricane Katrina and resulting flooding in 2005 and never reopened.