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 »

New Orleans committee bumps rules for Uber to the full City Council without a recommendation

New Orleans committee bumps rules for Uber to the full City Council without a recommendation

July 29, 2014 Latest News

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneNew Orleans City Council members on Tuesday (July 29) added more suggestions on how to regulate digital car services such as Uber during the second transportation committee meeting on the subject in as man… Read More »

One-year boost expanded job total to 552,000

One-year boost expanded job total to 552,000

July 27, 2014 Latest News

BY BILL LODGE THE ADVOCATENonfarm employment in the New Orleans metropolitan area increased by 8,100 jobs for the year ended June 30.That one-year boost of 1.5 percent expanded the New Orleans area’s rebounding job total to 552,000, according … Read More »

Orpheum Theater renovation underway in hands of new owners

Orpheum Theater renovation underway in hands of new owners

July 25, 2014 Latest News

By Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneThe Orpheum Theater has played host to silence for nearly a decade.The 96-year-old space, shuttered since Hurricane Katrina, is the preferred venue for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra because of i… Read More »

IPW 2016 Coming to New Orleans

IPW 2016 Coming to New Orleans

July 23, 2014 Latest News

U.S. Travel Association press releaseThe U.S. Travel Association announced Wednesday that New Orleans will be the venue for IPW 2016—the first time the blockbuster travel industry event has returned to the Crescent City since 2002. New Orleans… Read More »

CBD hotel sells for $10.75M

CBD hotel sells for $10.75M

July 22, 2014 Latest News

By: Greg LaRose, Editor July 22, 2014, CityBusinessA New York real estate investment firm has made its first foray into the New Orleans market with the purchase of a downtown hotel.The Garrison Investment Group purchased the O’Keefe Plaza Hote… Read More »