And just like that, the Freret Street structure that used to house Frank's Steakhouse is dunzo. Uptown Messenger has an action shot of the demo, which was approved in June to make way for the "Faubourg Freret" development. Apparently, the demolition drew a crowd and there was cheering and clapping happening, which could be attributed to the fact that there's finally some forward motion at the last large undeveloped row of buildings on this stretch of Freret. The new owner of the building, Arnold Kirschman, told Uptown Messenger that there's not yet a construction timeline set in stone for the mixed-use development that includes ground floor retail spots and 30-plus apartments. He did say that he wants to limit the retail space to just one restaurant, tops, because "One, there are a lot of restaurants on Freret, and two, we want to minimize any cooking odors."
· Freret says farewell to Frank's Steakhouse [Uptown Messenger]
· 'Faubourg Freret' mixed-use development joins the block [Curbed NOLA]