As the historic James Gallier-designed building at 127-129 Carondelet St. is undergoing its transformation into an apartment-retail combo called Gallier Court, a tenant has been announced for the ground floor retail space. VOM FASS, a shop that sells cask-aged vinegars, fancy oils and wines, will move into the CBD location, GNO Real Estate News reports. Josh Gertler, the developer of Gallier Court, told Curbed back in September that he'd "love a strong local restaurateur or retailer to occupy the space and cater to the flourishing CBD neighborhood," and well, good timing since VOM FASS got the boot from their Magazine Street location Uptown to make room for a yet-unnamed "exciting tenant out of New York City."
A refresher on the Gallier Court development: The building was the homebase of the Gertler law firm until last spring. Now under-construction, it's the future home to eight apartments— 641-square-foot one-bedrooms and 1,137-square-foot two-bedrooms— that will take over the top three floors of the space. No word yet on what the rent will be, but the apartments should be up for grabs by fall 2014.
· VOM FASS New Orleans is Moving to the CBD [GNO Real Estate News]
· Add another downtown development to the ever-growing list [Curbed NOLA]
· 'Exciting tenant out of NYC' coming to Magazine St. site [Curbed NOLA]
· Downtown Developments archives [Curbed NOLA]