A New Home for City Hall

Could New Orleans East provide the solution?

 

Mayor LaToya Cantrell is looking for a new location for City Hall, due to the current condition of the existing building. Municipal Auditorium seems to be the top choice, but

several months ago, during one of the many conversations about jump starting development in New Orleans East, a resident suggested to me that it would make sense for City Hall move to New Orleans East.

 

For some, that might be a laugh out loud suggestion. But there is available space to build, right on the Interstate, which is more convenient than dealing with the challenges associated navigating downtown traffic, a New Orleans East location could provide more convenient parking than the current location, and it could breathe life into an area that could certainly use it.

 

Is this a crazy idea, or one that makes sense? Stay tuned for more information on how this could work, and how it could benefit the city and the East.

 

Got a crazy idea? Share it by emailing info@noelaservices.com or adding a comment on the web page.

The Advocate | States need to foster systems to nurture entrepreneurs in order to reduce wealth gap

BY TIMOTHY BOONE | STAFF WRITER

OCT 23, 2019 – 3:50 PM

 

To help drive small business development, especially among minorities, cities and states need to foster entrepreneurial ecosystems that make it easier for fledgling companies to find the resources they need, the head of a national organization focused on developing inclusive innovation economies said Wednesday. Read more.

The results are in!

Residents share their opinions on local dining options

During the month of September, NOELA Newsletter readers entered their preferences for dining options and their opinions on establishments currently in the area. The results are shown below:

When asked how often they eat out in New Orleans East, 37% responded with weekly, while 34% responded with monthly. The remaining respondents indicated that they don’t eat out very often, but reasons included that there are few options to choose from, or they expressed fatigue from eating at the same establishments repeatedly, the majority of which are fast food. Continue reading “The results are in!”

NOLA.com | New Orleans City Council OK’s restrictions on new dollar stores

Seeking to attract more large grocery stores with wide food selections to New Orleans East, the New Orleans City Council this week approved rules to limit the further spread of discount stores that have proliferated there and in some other neighborhoods.

The rules also grant grocers extra floor space if they open new stores in the Chef Menteur Highway, Hayne Boulevard, Downman Road and Morrison Road corridors.

Read the nola.com story.