Neighborhood Biz

The Power of Parkway

  Jay Nix never planned to own the most iconic po’boy shop in the universe. Back in the early 1990s, Nix, who was working in construction at the time, bought a nice little house on North Hagan Street right off…

Entertainment With A Punch

  What began right after Hurricane Katrina, has been on hiatus during the pandemic, and celebrates its 50th anniversary tomorrow night? If you answered “Friday Night Fights”, treat yourself to a ringside seat! The brainchild of Mike Tata, the fights…

The Healing Power of Art

  “Art is like an antidote,” proclaimed Pamela Bryan, owner and founder of Octavia Art Gallery. “I feel that art has played a major role in taking out some of the anxiety and sadness that the pandemic has brought into…

Spicing Up the Business

“The pandemic has forced everyone in the food service industry to get creative,” observed Vince Hayward, the fourth-generation owner and CEO of L.H. Hayward and Company. “We went from having a healthy amount of business to almost zero.” In a…

Making the Westbank the Best Bank

  For an organization celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Algiers Economic Development Foundation has a remarkably low profile – just like that often-overlooked area of the city that it serves. Executive Director Kelsey Foster is working to raise…