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The Life of Windowsill Pies

Among other appellations, New Orleans is often described as “the most European city in America.” A particularly tasty example of this cultural claim can be found uptown at 4714 Freret St., in the form of Windowsill Pies. Co-founders and owners…

Excite All Stars

  “We provide a safe place for kids to explore their gifts,” stated Gerald Williams. “We help them find their own landing place.” Williams is the co-founder and CEO of Excite All Stars, which offers a variety of youth programs…

Hell Freezes Over in Bywater

  “I’m from Louisiana, and growing up, my grandmother was always throwing around that phrase ‘a snowball’s chance in hell.’” Hence the name for a now-growing pandemic pop-up, Chance in Hell SnoBalls, explained co-founder and co-owner Kitten. She and her…

No Summer Slowdown Here!

  This month I want to focus on a few shout-outs and congratulations. First, congratulations to Jerry Bologna and JEDCO — especially the finance team — on the ribbon cutting event and opening of their new finance center, a great…

Building Houses, Framing Character

  “If you build it, the resources will follow.” This can-do attitude drives the success of both unCommon Construction and its founder and executive director, Aaron Frumin. The organization employs local high school students to build houses, providing on-the-job training…

Dinosaurs Making Rum in Central City

  Launching two weeks before the pandemic lockdown in March 2020 was not great timing for any business – but for Happy Raptor Distilling, that particular cloud was not without its silver lining. “Even in the shutdown, people were still…

Episode 102: Joe Wall – Small Businesses, Big Problems

Small business owners in Louisiana and nationwide are reporting that inflation is hurting their bottom line and adversely impacting their ability to hire and retain workers, according to new survey data from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Voices. This week’s…

Craft Beer, Fine Food, New Traditions

  Sometimes the only way to preserve traditions is to update them thoroughly – and create new traditions in the process. The Avenue Pub, on St. Charles Avenue at the edge of the Lower Garden District, was opened by the…

Episode 101: MAD About Nails, Morgan Dixon

Morgan Dixon is a nail artist, entrepreneur and social media star whose incredible creations have made her studio, MAD Nails, (named for her initials) THE top nail salon in the region and even grabbed the attention of Hollywood. On this…

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