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Archive for 9/2011

September 30th, 2011

New Orleans opens life sciences development center

In a small laboratory in the newly opened New Orleans BioInnovation Center, Sudhir Sinha and four employees work on what he hopes will be the next major advances in DNA testing — profiling the smallest of genetic samples and having results on DNA comparisons completed within an hour or two.  read more

September 30th, 2011

New Orleans to host ArenaBowl XXV in 2012

New Orleans will host ArenaBowl XXV in 2012. Officials say the championship event will be the fifth hosted by New Orleans, joining the BCS National Championship game, the NCAA Final Four, the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the 2013 Super Bowl. AFL Commissioner Jerry Kurz said Thursday that the city has…  read more

September 29th, 2011

Hospital Corporation of America is in New Orleans to stay, executive says

Despite unit merger, Mel Lagarde says he’s not moving  read more

September 28th, 2011

LSUSHC Research Discovers Key to Survival of Brain Cells

Nicolas G. Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, and David Stark, an MD/PhD student working in his lab, have discovered how a key chemical neurotransmitter that interacts with two receptors in the brain promotes either normal…  read more

September 28th, 2011

Tourism officials say Voodoo Fest a key component to attracting younger demographic 

The first idea Stephen Rehage kicked around for the 13th annual Voodoo Music Experience, which takes place Oct. 28-30, was to book as many Seattle bands as possible, sort of a grunge tribute 20 years after Nirvana’s seminal album, “Nevermind,” took over the music world.  read more

September 28th, 2011

Room to grow a challenge for New Orleans biotech startups 

As space fills at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, its success is also a reminder that today’s biotech startups will demand larger high-tech lab space tomorrow, a need New Orleans can’t yet meet.  read more

September 27th, 2011

Emeril’s gets credit for starting local ingredient trend

Emeril Lagasse led, perhaps even started, the most powerful current local trend in cooking: finding the best local ingredients and making everything from scratch. His flagship restaurant innovates consistently without leaving the New Orleans flavor palette or ignoring the preferences of diners. A good example is its recent shift to…  read more

September 27th, 2011

40 Under 40 Nominations

  We want to hear about the coolest achievers you know — nominate them for Gambit’s annual 40 Under 40 awards, which spotlights New Orleanians under the age of 40 for their accomplishments. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 4 at 5 p.m.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the…  read more

September 27th, 2011

Art for Arts' Sake

Oct. 1 Art for Arts’ Sake celebrates visual arts with new shows at galleries in the Warehouse District, French Quarter, Magazine Street and elsewhere around the city.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]  read more

September 27th, 2011

Hey Blake, What's going on with the Louisiana ArtWorks building on Lee Circle?

Hey Blake, What’s going on with the Louisiana ArtWorks building on Lee Circle?… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]  read more

September 27th, 2011

Hungry for the Hyatt

  The Hyatt Regency New Orleans (601 Loyola Ave., 561-1234; is expected to reopen on Oct. 19, and last week — one month out — its public relations team released details of the restaurants that will be part of the 32-story property once its $275 million post-Katrina redevelopment is complete.…  read more

September 26th, 2011

New owners may redevelop New Orleans' Riverwalk Marketplace

(From The Times-Picayune ) Change could be afoot at the Riverwalk Marketplace. The riverfront mall has new owners, and while business has improved tremendously since the quiet days after Hurricane Katrina, the property is slated for a repositioning, if not an outright redevelopment.  read more

September 26th, 2011

Photos: NFL Texans vs Saints

NFL: 2011-09-25 Texans vs Saints – Images by Jonathan [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]  read more

September 23rd, 2011

Ochsner to relocate 500 jobs to Benson Tower

Company will have room to grow  read more

September 23rd, 2011

Canal Street high-rise project cleared for takeoff

New Orleans council votes 5-2 for 190-foot building, with limits, at ‘iconic corner’  read more

September 22nd, 2011

The Shops At Canal Place Announce New Store Openings

Two new stores opening by year-end and one more opening early 2012  read more

September 22nd, 2011

The Shops at Canal Place is Pleased to Announce the Reopening of Brooks Brothers on Level 1

Brooks Brothers has completed their 4-month renovation  read more

September 22nd, 2011

New Orleans takes another step toward becoming a biotech hub today

Today with the dedication of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, more good-paying jobs could be coming to the city. The state-of-the-art center on Canal Street will house biotech and life sciences entrepreneurs and startups, as well as support research at four area universities.  read more

September 21st, 2011

A New Orleans entrepreneur's credo

New Orleans has been mentioned as a top entrepreneurial community by Forbes, Details, The Daily Beast and So what’s with a recent tweet by Under 30 CEO that takes the city out of the Top 12 best cities for start-ups?  read more

September 21st, 2011

City trains residents for careers in film industry

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The City of New Orleans, in partnership with the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), will host a free Film Production Assistant Job Training workshop Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2, 2011. The intensive program will be offered at Second Line Stages, 800 Richard Street,…  read more

September 21st, 2011

Vimeo Taps Audiosocket For Vimeo Music Store Content

Audiosocket's Music as a Service (MaaS™) platform gives Vimeo filmmakers a new pipeline to discover and license pre-cleared music Audiosocket, a collective of forward thinkers, tech junkies, and music snobs, today announced that it has been selected by leading video sharing site Vimeo for the Vimeo Music Store. The Vimeo…  read more

September 20th, 2011

Julia Street Cruise Terminal prepares for new gangway

The mobile elevating gangway at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal will add a state-of-the-art finishing touch to the facility when it’s put into operation in November. The elevated walkway, designed and built by FMT of Trelleborg, Sweden, is run on hydraulics that move up or down depending on the elevation…  read more

September 20th, 2011

French shipping container line returning to New Orleans

CMA-CGM, one of the three largest container-shipping companies in the world, will provide its shipping service to the Port of New Orleans starting Oct. 1. The French container shipping line will also extend its Gulf Express Shipping service to Puerto Cabello in Venezuela, where it will make its first call…  read more

September 20th, 2011

Crescent City Auction Gallery Multi-Estate Auction

Crescent City Auction Gallery (1015 Julia St., 529-5057; holds a multi-estate auction at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in its Julia Street gallery.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]  read more

September 16th, 2011

Lawmakers approve New Orleans hospital proposal

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – State lawmakers are backing spending plans for a new $1.1 billion research and teaching hospital in New Orleans, to replace Charity Hospital. The approval was the last significant hurdle stalling the hospital’s construction. With the support Friday of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget,…  read more

September 16th, 2011

Funding approved for N.O. public hospital

BATON ROUGE – The possibility for a new public hospital in downtown New Orleans cleared a major hurdle Friday. The state legislative committee approved funding for the business plan that calls for a new, $1.1 billion public hospital, the University Medical Center, in New Orleans, replacing the shuttered Charity Hospital.…  read more

September 14th, 2011

Traffic Plan for Loyola Avenue Streetcar Work

Traffic flow and transit service will be affected.  read more

September 13th, 2011

New York Stock Exchange partners with Receivables Exchange

In a deal that both raises the state’s business profile and more closely links New Orleans to major capital markets like New York and Chicago, the New York Stock Exchange is acquiring ownership in the Receivables Exchange and will join with the local firm in trading accounts receivable.  read more

September 13th, 2011

Superdome roof gets cleaning again

NEW ORLEANS – The roof of the Louisiana Superdome is getting a cleaning, again. With cleanings in 2009 , 2010 and now in 2011, it has become a yearly occurrence since the roof was fixed after Hurricane Katrina.  Crews began work this week, giving the white top to one of…  read more

September 13th, 2011

Walk-On’s and Happy’s open near Dome

A sprawling new sports bar and restaurant complex is now pouring pints and serving waffle-cut cheese fries by the bushel in the CBD. Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar and Happy’s Irish Pub, both expansions of Baton Rouge-based concepts from the same management group, have been under development for a while, and…  read more

September 13th, 2011

Louisiana Seafood Restaurant Week

Organized by the Louisiana Restaurant Association, Louisiana Seafood Restaurant Week runs from Sept. 12 to Sept. 18. The format is familiar: Two-course lunches for $20 and three-course dinners for $35 are available at nearly 40 restaurants.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]  read more

September 12th, 2011

University Medical Center's success hinges on web of financial unknowns

Variables are likely to be debated before Louisiana legislative committee this week  read more

September 12th, 2011

Public meetings start for New Orleans' proposed comprehensive zoning ordinance

Second half of process that started last year with adoption of the city’s first master plan for long-term development  read more

September 12th, 2011

Landrieu announces public meetings on proposed zoning ordinance

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says a proposed comprehensive zoning ordinance will play an important role as the city rebuilds, and he has announced a series of public meetings throughout the city to get residents’ opinions about the document. The meetings start today and will be held in various neighborhoods…  read more

September 11th, 2011

18 New Orleans area firms land spots on Inc. Magazine list

Fast growth bodes well for area  read more

September 11th, 2011

Rebirth of upper Canal Street could be sparked by Iberville overhaul

The upper end of Canal Street for decades drew throngs from across the region to a shopping and entertainment mecca  read more

September 8th, 2011

Board approves final business plan for new teaching hospital NEW ORLEANS — The new teaching hospital near the Downtown area is one step closer to being built. The board overseeing the new public hospital unanimously approved the final business plan. The plan calls for a hospital that has 424 beds and costs just more than $1 billion. The state will…  read more

September 8th, 2011

PB to manage New Orleans RTA streetcar construction

The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) of New Orleans awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) for construction management services for the expansion of the city’s streetcar system.  read more

September 6th, 2011

University Medical Center consultant: Build cheaper hospital with no debt

The plan does not reduce the size or scope of the previously forecast $1.2 billion design  read more

September 6th, 2011

New Orleans Entrepreneurs' guide to essential Twitter

Wondering who to follow on Twitter? Who to retweet? Here is the essential guide to must-follow tweeters for young New Orleans entrepreneurs.  read more

September 2nd, 2011

DDD Operations Team Closely Monitoring Tropical Storm Lee

Clean Teams will be on hand throughout the weekend.  read more

September 1st, 2011

Iberville to be transformed with Federal Choice Neighborhoods Grant

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Assistant Secretary Sandra B. Henriquez joined Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu on Wednesday, August 31 to announce that the City of New Orleans and the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) will receive $30.5 million to redevelop the distressed housing at the Iberville Housing Development and…  read more

September 1st, 2011

New Orleans receives money to redevelop Iberville housing complex

The federal government is giving New Orleans $30 million to redevelop the last of the city’s New Deal-era public housing complexes, a site that sits near the French Quarter on land where the famed red-light district called Storyville once thrived, and infuse new life into the adjacent Treme neighborhood. The…  read more

September 1st, 2011

$30 million grant awarded for Iberville makeover

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government is giving New Orleans $30 million to redevelop the last of the city’s New Deal-era public housing complexes, a site that sits near the French Quarter on land where the famed red-light district called Storyville once thrived, and infuse new life into the…  read more



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