Recent Openings

Junior’s on Harrison

Junior’s on Harrison (Junior’s) is now serving lunch and dinner seven days a week at 789 Harrison Ave. in New Orleans’ Lakeview neighborhood. The casual, contemporary, modern American restaurant by restaurateurs Nick Hufft and Lon Marchand of Hufft and Marchand Hospitality is helmed by executive chef Jacob Cureton, a New Orleans native with nearly two decades of culinary experience including stints at Emeril’s Delmonico and Atchafalaya.

 

MaryMac’s Doggie Retreat

Have an anxious dog? A new company called MaryMac’s Doggie Retreat has opened in the Lower Garden District (1470 Annunciation St.) to cater specifically to fearful pups. The daycare and boarding facility promises a “fear-free” environment, along with grooming services and special events like “Slumber Pawties,” “Day Pawties” and “Bridal Pawties”

 

COMING SOON

Testronic

One of the leading quality assurance firms in the digital gaming industry, Testronic will launch a new testing facility for digital games in New Orleans in the New Orleans Exchange Centre, formerly Chevron Place, located at 935 Gravier St. The company is expected to reach full employment within five years, creating 150 direct jobs and an estimated additional 169 new indirect jobs. To secure Testronic’s investment in New Orleans, the state of Louisiana is providing a competitive incentive package that includes the comprehensive workforce development solutions of LED FastStart®, ranked the No. 1 state workforce training program in the U.S. Testronic also is expected to utilize the state’s digital media incentive.

 

Scale Workplace

On Nov. 5, Entrescan, the leading provider of additive manufacturing services for businesses and professionals in the Gulf South, opened Scale Workplace, a unique co-working space with a modern industrial aesthetic at 612 Andrew Higgins Blvd. in New Orleans. Tenants of Scale Workplace have access to Entrescan’s additive manufacturing lab and a larger makerspace called “The New Curiosity Shop.” Both fabrication labs are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment aimed to support manufacturing and product development.

 

Booker T. Washington School

In late October, NOLA Public Schools held a ribbon cutting and building dedication ceremony to celebrate the newly constructed Booker T. Washington High School. The original school site, built in 1942, was destroyed by flood waters resulting from Hurricane Katrina. “This $52.5 million facility features more than 198,873 square feet of education space that will provide our students with an academic experience tailored to help them socially and intellectually as they navigate our global society,” said Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr., superintendent of NOLA Public Schools.

 

Grace House

On Nov. 14, Bridge House/Grace House celebrated the grand opening of its new Grace House facility at 6321 Stratford Place in New Orleans. The only long-term residential treatment center exclusively for women with substance use disorders in the region, the new facility will house 66 women and will provide clinical and vocational-based programs. Bridge House/Grace House provides long-term residential substance abuse treatment to over 800 homeless, indigent, uninsured, and/or unemployed men and women each year.

 

COMING SOON

Fidelity Bank

Fidelity Bank has announced the intent to purchase the historic downtown building at 353 Carondelet Street, once occupied by the former Union Savings & Loan. The four-story building will undergo a multimillion-dollar restoration, made possible in part by federal and state historic tax credits, before serving as Fidelity’s corporate headquarters and 17th branch location. The renovation is expected to be completed late summer 2020.