The Contemporary Art Center was rumored to be adding a coworking space to its long-undeveloped third and fourth floors, and word on the CBD streets was that the national chain WeWork would be setting up there. The coworking space isn't WeWork.
Recently real estate records show that oil and gas executive and philanthropist Phyllis M. Taylor bought the building housing the Circle Bar for $1.6 million. But don’t worry: Gambit reports the Lee Circle dive bar isn’t going anywhere for awhile.
Other things happened at yesterday’s City Planning Commission meeting besides the epic short-term rentals show-down. The CPC also voted to recommend approval for changes to the National World War II Museum’s latest expansion plans, says the Advocate.
Canal Street Beat caught wind of some more changes coming from the National World War II Museum, which recently broke ground on the striking Canopy of Peace. The museum is adding a new building on Magazine Street, restoring an 1845 home, plus more.
According to Silicon Bayou News, word on the street is that the New York-based coworking company WeWork, which has spaces in 33 cities, could be coming to New Orleans. Eskew+Dumez+Ripple filed permits for a "work-sharing space" at the CAC in July.
The South Market District, the mixed-used development downtown that continues to grow with retail and apartments, is getting something else. NOLA.com reports a Covington-based "kitchen boutique and cooking school" is moving into The Beacon. Read on.
After news that bar Bellocq and restaurant Tivoli & Lee were closing, we learned it’s because The Hotel Modern had been sold. According to a press release, the buyer is Iowa City, Iowa-based hotel group Hawkeye Hotels, who will rebrand the hotel.
Continuing to be both a cultural and architectural force in New Orleans, the National World War II Museum has broken ground on the striking Canopy of Peace. The 448 feet long, 126 feet wide steel and fiberglass structure is part of a $20 million gift.
The Canal Street Development Corp., a property development arm of the city, "failed to reach an agreement" with ICD Sitra, the group who planned to redevelop a parking lot near the Piazza d'Italia into a Hard Rock Hotel.
Developer Thomas Winingder bought a pair of Warehouse District buildings, including the former home of New Orleans Auction Galleries, in a deal last month. The project is in early staged, but a mixed-used development will likely go there.
A big residential and commercial development is being planned for the 600-700 blocks of Magazine Street, the Warehouse District block that's currently home to the Reily Foods Co. headquarters, a farmers market, and a mural by a prolific artist.
A former commercial structure in the CBD underwent a massive transformation into an industrial chic family home in 2014. Now the 4,358 square-foot "urban oasis," complete with a luxe courtyard and saltwater pool, is on the market. Look inside!
New Orleans artist Ti-Rock Moore was the center of national debate when her sculpture depicting the body of Michael Brown debuted this summer, and now has controversial sculpture is available to view in the current show at Boyd|Satellite gallery.