Second Line Brewing to Open 12,000 Square Foot Mid-City Brewhouse This Summer

Second Line Brewing is gearing up to begin brewing craft beer this summer in a 12,000 square foot Mid-City warehouse...

...The brewery, located at 433 N. Bernadotte Street, is owned by Logan, his wife and three friends. Logan said he got lucky with the location after researching areas and deciding on Mid-City. “While we were still in Alaska, I answered an advertisement on Craigslist for a warehouse in Mid-City. The location was great, close to the Lafitte Greenway, Delgado, City Park and rest of Mid-City,” he continued.

Source: Canal Street Beat

Full Article: http://canalstreetbeat.com/second-line-brewing-to-open-12000-square-foot-mid-city-brewhouse-this-summer/


Varisco's 'Turning' Wins First Living With Water Art Pitch

The winner of the first local arts-oriented pitch contest was announced this morning at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. New Orleans native and fine arts photographer Michel Varisco was named winner of the Living With Water Civic Arts Design Pitch for her project Turning.

The $25,000 prize was decided by an audience text-in vote at The Chicory, following commentary from a critical feedback panel consisting of Sophie Harris, Executive Director of Friends of Lafitte Corridor; David Waggonner, principal of Waggonner & Ball Architects; Councilmember Susan Guidry; and Bill Gilchrist, Director of Place-Based Planning for the City of New Orleans.

Source: NolaVie

Full Article: http://nolavie.com/variscos-turning-wins-first-living-with-water-arts-pitch-10847/


Mid-City Security District to provide bicycle patrol for Lafitte Greenway

The Mid City Security District will buy a bicycle for the patrol of the Lafitte Greenway Corridor, according to officials.

Jim Olsen, MCSD chairman, said officials have been meeting to discuss supplying security cameras and at least one bicycle which is expected to cost $1,200.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2015/03/23/mid-city-security-district-to-provide-bicycle-patrol-for-lafitte-greenway/


All Things Local: Parks and Greenspace

This week on All Things Local: Parks and Greenspace in the Crescent City with guests Scott Howard, NOLA Parks for All, Kurt Weigle, Downtown Development District, and Sophie Harris, Friends of Lafitte Corridor.

Source: All Things Local, WGSO 990AM

Full Audio: http://wgso.com/all-things-local-mar-21-2015/


Barn dance, dog park anniversary, wellness programs set in New Orleans

Make way for Greenway:

As the Lafitte Corridor nears the 90 percent completion mark, there are opportunities to help keep the biking and walking path from Treme to City Park clean and safe, according to Sophie Harris, executive director of Friends of Lafitte Corridor.

Harris said FOLC and the NOLA Trash Mob welcome more volunteers for Lafitte Corridor neighborhood cleanup day April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Volunteers will me at the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, 2200 Lafitte St.  For information email info@FOLC-nola.org or call 504.462.0645

Source: NOLA.com

Plans for new brewery near Lafitte Corridor in “very early stages”

An old warehouse located at 2606 St. Louis Street near the corner of North Dorgenois Street may soon become Urban South Brewery, a beer hall and restaurant.

The building, located near the Lafitte Greenway Corridor, is currently under construction, according to Ramsey Green, partner of Green Coast Enterprises – GCE Green Development, LLC and former Deputy Superintendent for Operations of the Recovery School District.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Lafitte Greenway fuels Mid-City real estate interest

Developers are proposing an assortment of residential and commercial projects between Orleans Avenue and Bienville Street, while a vacant big box store on North Carrollton Avenue is being primed for new retail options.

Source: New Orleans CityBusiness

Former Home Depot could become CVS-anchored strip mall

The site of the former Home Depot on Carrollton Avenue may soon become a new strip mall anchored by a 13,600-square foot CVS pharmacy.

Renderings provided to the City of New Orleans show a development with ten possible retail buildings and a parking lot to go along with it. The current existing parcel would be demolished, if approved by the city’s Neighborhood Conservation District Committee.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Lafitte Greenway spurring development plans in Mid-City

As the $9 million Lafitte Greenway project nears completion, details are emerging about a handful of new developments being proposed near the 3-mile bicycle and pedestrian path, which stretches from the edge of the French Quarter to Mid-City.

Source: The Advocate

 


Mid-City’s $100 Million Dollar Man

Better + Boulder, LLC, a local company run by Millennial visionaries including CFO Donegan, has 8.6 acres of land under contract. Located behind the Rouses Supermarket on N. Carrollton Avenue and Conti Street near Canal Boulevard, south of the old Public Belt and a few blocks from The American Can apartment building and City Park, there are 5 parcels of land Donegan said will become a cohesive, self-sustaining, active gathering center.

Source: Biz New Orleans