The New Orleans Jazz Market, the future home to the Jazz Orchestra, had a ground breaking shindig this morning at its new Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard spot. After an $8 million makeover, the long-vacant former Gator's Department Store will be NOJO's new performance venue with a rehearsal space and New Orleans jazz archives, which will include a "walk of fame." If all goes according to plans, the Jazz Market should be ready to roll by early 2015.
· Jazz Orchestra tunes into Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. space [Curbed NOLA]
· Redmellon Restoration and Development [official site]
· Kronberg Wall Architects [official site]