Greater Mid-City Business Association Honors Business, Person Of The Year

Award winners Jay Nix of Parkway Bakery & Tavern, GMCBA President Tim Levy and Friends of Lafitte Greenway Executive Director Sophie Harris

NEW ORLEANS – At their annual State of Mid-City Luncheon held Tuesday, March 21, at The Cannery, the Greater Mid-City Business Association (GMCBA) awarded the 2017 Mid-City Business of the Year to Friends of Lafitte Greenway (FOLG) and the 2017 Mid-City Person of the Year to Jay Nix of Parkway Bakery & Tavern.

         The FOLG is a non-profit organization responsible for developing and promoting the Lafitte Greenway, a linear park running through Mid-City from City Park Avenue to Armstrong Park. The Greenway has become popular with bikers, runners and walkers and has been the catalyst for a myriad of commercial and residential development along its route, GMCBA reps said.

         Other businesses nominated for the award were the Krewe of Endymion, the Mothership Foundation (producer of Bayou Boogaloo), Mark’s Mid-City Service Station (celebrating 25 years of serving Mid-City), the New Orleans Re-Development Fund and the new Broad Theatre.

         Nix, the owner of Parkway, has been very active in the Mid-City neighborhood by serving on numerous boards and volunteering his time and business for many good causes, GMCBA reps said. Parkway Bakery & Tavern has become a "must see" for both locals and tourists, and former President Barak Obama often stopped by when visiting the city. Nix is always ready to help his Mid-City neighbors.

         Others nominated for the award were District A City Council Member Susan Guidry, Sophie Harris, executive director of the Friends of Lafitte Greenway, Justin Pitard of Avery's Po-Boys and Stephen and Pauline Patterson of Treo's.

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