Recent Openings

Dunkin’ Donuts

On Nov. 30, Dunkin’ Donuts held a grand opening celebration for its newest restaurant in Chalmette at 8609 West Judge Perez Dr. In attendance was St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis and the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce. The store’s first 100 guests received a free coffee for a year coupon book, redeemable for one coffee a week for 52 weeks. Vik Patel, of Purple Square Management Company, is the Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee for the new restaurant in Chalmette and currently operates 56 restaurants throughout Alabama, Florida and Louisiana.


The Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, LLC (CTEH®) has launched ResilientRM, a new business entity designed to help clients plan and prepare for all-threat and all-hazard incidents such as offshore oil spills, natural disasters and human health events. ResilientRM provides full-service risk management solutions to help clients before, during or after crisis events occur. The entity includes a staff of industry leaders, staff consultants, training experts and data managers. It also includes an extensive network of in-house emergency responders, which are available 24/7/365 to deliver the entity’s preparedness, response and recovery services.


The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center

On Dec. 8, The National WWII Museum officially broke ground on The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center at the corner of Andrew Higgins Drive and Magazine Street.

The 230-room hotel, scheduled for completion in 2019, will operate as part of the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton, one of the company’s 14 market-leading brands. It will be the first Curio Collection hotel in Louisiana.

The property will also feature a second-floor conference center with more than 18,000 square feet of meeting space, including a sophisticated boardroom and five meeting rooms bearing names related to the content and themes of World War II. Six levels of donor underwriting opportunities are available, ranging from conference meeting rooms to individual guest suites and rooms.


Longway Tavern

Longway Tavern is set to open at 719 Toulouse in early 2018. It will be the fifth spot by the same New Orleans-based hospitality company behind local businesses Sylvain (2010), Meauxbar (2014), Barrel Proof (2014) and Cavan (2016).

Longway Tavern will serve “approachable tavern fare” created by Barrel Proof Kitchen’s Chef John Sinclair, as well as both classic and creative cocktails led by partner and beverage director Liam Deegan from Barrel Proof.


La Cire

Local company Weber Condominiums, owned by Earl Weber, is opening a new luxury condominium building called La Cire in the French Quarter at the beginning of 2018. The building is located at 917 Conti St., at what was the former home of the Musee Conti Wax Museum.

In its new form it will feature 16 one-, two- and three-bedroom units and 15 private parking spaces. Amenities will include a rooftop pool, hot tubs, sun deck and fitness center near the top of the property, as well as fire pits and a water installation in the main courtyard.

Tulane PT Solutions Physical Therapy — Chalmette

Tulane Health System is collaborating with PT Solutions to operate a stand-alone physical therapy clinic in Chalmette. The clinic previously operated as Bridges Physical Therapy and is located at 801 W. Judge Perez Dr.

Tulane PT Solutions Physical Therapy – Chalmette is Tulane’s fourth physical therapy clinic. There are plans to add additional free-standing locations in the future.