District Donuts.Sliders.Brew Opens 1st Location In Jefferson Parish
ELMWOOD, LA – The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO), along with elected officials and community leaders, celebrated District Donuts.Sliders.Brew’s entry into the Jefferson Parish market today, Thursday, March 9. The specialty restaurant, which serves up a rotating mix of handmade donuts and sliders daily, has become increasingly popular in the Greater New Orleans area and has garnered national attention for its unique spin on more traditional offerings. The new location in Elmwood, 1126 S. Clearview Pkwy., which is the first in Jefferson Parish, will offer signature donuts, sliders, and coffee, as well as several beers.
The restaurant opened its doors to the public in mid-February. Since then, District created 30 jobs at the Elmwood location, 75 percent of which are full-time. An additional 43 jobs were created during the design and construction of the new restaurant. The District team anticipates an economic impact of more than $195,000 in sales tax revenue for Jefferson Parish annually. District has long been committed to working with local companies that serve the community. It currently partners with more than 15 regional businesses, including Postlethwaite & Netterville, Lauricella Land Company, and Crescent City Packaging, just to name a few.
JEDCO played an important role in bringing District to Jefferson Parish, reps said. Not only did JEDCO finance the Elmwood project, which covered leasehold improvements, equipment and working capital, but the economic development organization also financed District's food prep commissary in the City of Gretna. The commissary services all four District locations throughout the region.
“We are proud of our partnership with District,” said Jerry Bologna, JEDCO president and CEO. “The opening of District Donuts.Sliders.Brew in Jefferson Parish speaks volumes to the community’s continued growth and accessibility. The Elmwood Shopping Center, in particular, has become a desirable mixed-use destination for popular retailers, restaurants, and commercial activities. District's entrance into our market is another example of that progress. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the District team as they expand throughout the region and accomplish new goals.”
“JEDCO has been a strategic partner in helping us accomplish our goals,” said Aaron Vogel, District co-founder. “District is very excited to grow into the Jefferson Parish market as part of our larger plans for expansion. We look forward to a continued partnership with JEDCO and the Jefferson Parish community in the future.”
The opening of the new Elmwood location is part of a larger expansion plan for the District team. They will open a new restaurant in Baton Rouge later this year, bringing their total employee count to 145 across the state.
District’s new Jefferson Parish is open Sunday – Thursday from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.