Domio Baronne St.
Tech-hospitality brand Domio officially opened a new “apart-hotel” in March in New Orleans’ historic Warehouse District. Located at 888 Baronne Street, Domio offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with stocked kitchens. Guests may also access a fully-customized digital concierge, on-site game room and business center, gym and a 38-foot rooftop pool.
Ochsner Urgent Care & Occupational Health
The Central Business District has a new Ochsner Urgent Care. The 3,050-square-foot facility is now open on the first floor of the Whitney Hancock Building (formerly known as One Shell Square). In addition to walk-in services, the clinic offers occupational health services, including pre-employment screening, drug and alcohol screening and immunizations for international travel.
The Historic New Orleans Collection
On April 6, the Historic New Orleans Collection welcomed the public to experience the results of its $38 million expansion at 520 Royal St. and the debut of Art of the City, the HNOC’s first contemporary art exhibition in its new 35,000-square-foot space. The new exhibition center includes a restoration of the historic Seignouret-Brulatour Building and courtyard, as well as a new rear building.
Innisfree Hotels, the largest beachfront hotel owner-operator on the Gulf Coast, celebrated the grand reopening of The Mercantile Hotel at 727 S. Peters St. in New Orleans’ Arts/Warehouse District. The company’s renovations have made The Mercantile into the only all-suites boutique hotel in the market. In addition to 90 suites, the hotel includes a rotating art gallery, updated business center and craft cocktail bar.
Ruby Slipper Metairie
Ruby Slipper Café celebrated the opening of its first location in Jefferson Parish on April 16. The café is located at 2700 Metairie Road in Metairie and is the chain’s 11th location, including seven restaurants around New Orleans and cafes in Pensacola, Orange Beach, Mobile and Baton Rouge.
International consultancy company Sound Diplomacy has chosen New Orleans as the home to its American office, set to open later this year. The move is being celebrated as the first business development win for Greater New Orleans, Inc.’s New Orleans Music Economy (NOME) initiative, which aims to create a complete music economy that supports the business of music.
A store-within-a-store, Macy’s in the Lakeside Shopping Center opened an off-price shopping experience called Macy’s Backstage on April 13. The 14,300-square-foot offering is located on the store’s third floor and offers 20 to 80 percent discounts off department store prices. Macy’s currently has 165 Backstage locations within stores across the country.