The moment we’ve all been waiting for is so close, we can taste the Cookie Butter: The first Trader Joe’s location to hit the Greater New Orleans area opens this Friday, and CityBusiness says TJ's is "taking precautions to prepare for large crowds."
Metairie, the unincorporated area in Jefferson Parish, is largely known for big-box stores, drive-through eateries, ranch homes, and other trappings of suburbia. But local business here distinguish themselves with eye-catching signs and storefronts.
... That is if a $17.8 million federal grant Jefferson Parish, along with the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and Ochsner Health System, has applied for is awarded. The proposed expenditures focus on public transportation.
In February, Ochsner Medical Center sought a zoning change to build a rehabilitation hospital at the site of a mostly abandoned shopping center on Jefferson Highway in Metairie. Now it's official: Jefferson Parish Council OK'd the change today.