News for July 2014

Louisiana holds sales tax holiday this weekend

Louisiana holds sales tax holiday this weekend

July 31, 2014 Latest News

By: The Associated PressBATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s annual state sales tax holiday is Friday and Saturday.Over the two-day period, most retail purchases are exempt from the 4-cent state sales tax, up to the first $2,500 of an item’s… Read More »

Ambassador Hotel set for ‘surgical’ renovations

Ambassador Hotel set for ‘surgical’ renovations

July 31, 2014 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, Reporter CityBusinessAfter about a year of design and engineering work, the Ambassador Hotel on the edge of the Warehouse District is set for a more than $7 million renovation that, according to the property’s new owners, wi… Read More »

Spirit Airlines announces nonstop flights from New Orleans to Chicago and Detroit

Spirit Airlines announces nonstop flights from New Orleans to Chicago and Detroit

July 30, 2014 Latest News

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Spirit Airlines on Wednesday announced plans for nonstop flights from Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans to Chicago and Detroit.The flights to Chicago's O'Hare International Airp… Read More »

Architecture panel approves wrap-around hotel

Architecture panel approves wrap-around hotel

July 29, 2014 Latest News

By: Robin Shannon, Reporter CItyBusinessThe Architectural Review Committee for the Historic District Landmarks Commission has given conceptual approval for a new hotel and restaurant in the Central Business District.HW Real Estate Development Corp. o… Read More »

Longer hours for Algiers ferry to start sooner than expected

Longer hours for Algiers ferry to start sooner than expected

July 29, 2014 Latest News

By Richard Rainey, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneThe delay to add more evening hours to the Algiers-Canal Street ferry line will be a weekday shorter than expected.Veolia Transportation Services Inc., the private manager of New Orleans public transit,… Read More »