The long-vacant Bohn Motor Co. is now officially the home of Odyssey House Louisiana, the largest addiction treatment provider in Louisiana. The $17.4 million project has historically restored and expanded the building at 2700 S. Broad, transforming it into a 37,000-square-foot, state-of-the art facility for OHL and 4,000 square feet of retail space. The site doubles OHLs capacity to provide access to behavioral health and substance abuse treatment, critical in the face of the nation’s growing opioid epidemic, and creates 45 new jobs.
Judy at the Rink
Gift and retail shop Judy at the Rink celebrated its grand reopening Sept. 12 inside The Rink Shopping Center in the Garden District (2727 Prytania St.) Purchased and revamped over the summer by Martha Claire and Quin Breland, the new Judy features new product lines, local art, new wedding registry gifts and the option to shop online.
Northshore Medical Complex
On Sept. 12, Ochsner Health System, St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Slidell Memorial Hospital opened Northshore Medical Complex in the former Louisiana Heart Hospital building (64026 Highway 434, Lacombe) to provide post-acute care services for the region. Representing an investment of $15 million over five years, the Northshore Medical Complex includes the 30-bed Northshore Rehabilitation Hospital and 58-bed Northshore Extended Care Hospital.
Stone Interiors Kenner Showroom
This fall, Stone Interiors, a stone fabrication shop specializing in granite, marble, engineered quartz and quartzite, will open a new 26,000-square-foot showroom at 99 East Airline Hwy. in Kenner. Founded over 20 years ago, the company now includes three locations in Alabama, South Carolina and Louisiana.
Tulane Law Clinic
Tulane Law School will launch a new law clinic dedicated to First Amendment rights thanks to support from a nearly $1 million gift from the Stanton Foundation. The Stanton Foundation was created by Frank Stanton, a longtime president of CBS News, to advance First Amendment and democratic values through an informed citizenry. The gift will cover the full operating costs of the new clinic for five years and enable the law school to hire a new faculty member to lead the clinic. The school will launch a national search for the faculty director this fall with the goal of enrolling students in fall 2020. Once in operation, clinic students will represent clients seeking to vindicate First Amendment rights of speech, the press and to petition and assembly under the supervision of faculty mentors.
An integrated, intuitive legal technology platform that helps law firms manage business operations, New York City-based Lifity will open a new regional office in New Orleans — creating 20 new direct jobs — by the close of 2020. The company’s first regional expansion outside of New York, Litify’s New Orleans office will include career opportunities in engineering, marketing, support, professional services, human resources, cloud operations, development operations, leadership, consulting, project management and sales.
Investar Bank Renovation
Investar Bank, National Association (“Investar”) has announced it will be renovating its branch at the corner of St. Charles Ave. and Napoleon in New Orleans (4402 St. Charles Ave.) The renovations should be complete by the spring of 2020, with opening subject to regulatory approval. Investar currently has four locations in the Greater New Orleans market (Elmwood, Metairie, Mandeville and Hammond), included in a total of 24 locations across South Louisiana and Texas. An additional two locations in Texas are expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.