Following a two-year renovation, the historic Bristow Tower next to Ochsner Baptist opened at the Alder Hotel on Sept. 12. The mid-century modern-style 90-room hotel at 4545 Magnolia St. is owned by the Valentino Hotel Group of New Orleans, along with the Place d’Armes Hotel, Prince Conti, Hotel St. Marie, French Market Inn and the Lafayette Hotel.
Ochsner Baptist Women’s Clinic
In August Ochsner Baptist, a campus of Ochsner Medical Center located at 2700 Napoleon Ave., announced it had opened a new clinic designed to provide urgent obstetric and gynecological services called Ochsner Baptist Women’s Walk-In Care. The clinic offers same-day access to a wide array of female issues with no appointment needed.
CrescentCare, a nonprofit provider of community-based wellness services for the Greater New Orleans area for more than 30 years, broke ground on a new health center at 1631 Elysian Fields Ave. on August 15. At 65,000 square feet, the new $23 million comprehensive campus will triple the organization’s capacity to provide primary care, pediatric care, dental, HIV services, case management and behavioral services to all in need.
B on Canal
B on Canal, the latest hotel from national brand B Hotels & Resorts, is set to open in the first quarter of 2018 at 1300 Canal St. The hotel will include 157 guestrooms and suites, full service food and beverage options including a signature restaurant and bar, along with 1,600 square feet of banquet and meeting space boasting city views.
Pin Oak Terminals
On August 14, two years after breaking ground, Pin Oak Terminals announced the beginning of operations of a new petroleum liquid storage terminal in the Port of South Louisiana district. Created through a $600 million capital investment, the terminal is expected to create 70 new on-site, full-time and contractor jobs and an additional 81 indirect jobs. At peak construction, the project created 440 construction jobs.
Hancock Whitney Center
In 2018 Whitney Bank will relocate its regional headquarters at 228 St. Charles Ave. to One Shell Square (701 Poydras St.) The tallest office building in Louisiana is being renamed the Hancock Whitney Center. The bank’s 400 employees will occupy seven floors of the building.
ASI Federal Credit Union
ASI Federal Credit Union held the grand opening of its newly designed Mid-City Marketplace branch at 411 N. Carrollton Ave., Suite 3 on August 24. Noting findings from the 2016 National Report Card on Adult Financial Literacy that Louisiana is one of the least financially literate states, the branch is hosting a series of financial workshops for the public. The first of which, “Financial Fitness Bootcamp,” was held Sept. 13.