Recent Openings

Tulane School of Business Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex

The A.B. Freeman School of Business has opened a 46,000-square-foot, $35 million addition that converts its two-building footprint into one structure called the Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex. According to the Freeman School’s Dean, Ira Solomon, enrollment in the school jumped nearly 50 percent from 2012 to 2016, making Freeman one of the fastest-growing business schools in the country.

Ochsner Urgent Care

The newest location of Ochsner Urgent Care opened at the corner of Carrollton and Canal streets in February. The 9,000-square-foot facility is co-occupied with a women’s services center, with dermatology services opening this month. In addition to non-emergency illnesses and injuries, the urgent care will provide occupational health services related to work-related injuries, illnesses and diseases.

NOLA Helicopters

New Orleans’ newest sightseeing experience, NOLA Helicopters, held its ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb 2 at the Lakefront Airport’s Weddell Hangar. The company is now offering 15-minute, 30-minute and 60-minute tours starting at $199 per person. Special packages and custom tours are available.

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Parkway Apartments

Construction has begun on a $40 million luxury apartment community at 4650 Washington Ave. in New Orleans. It is the first large scale, ground-up new construction project in the Mid-City area — across from Xavier University — in the city’s recent history. The community will feature 207 one- and two-bedroom apartments, along with 13,776 square feet of retail and 313 secure parking spaces. Developers are Denzel Clark of Citadel Builders, C. Mohan Kailas of Kailas Companies and Todd Trosclair of All Star Electric, Inc. and chairman of the board of Galatoire’s Restaurants. Construction is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019.

Two New PJ’s Coffee Locations

Tulane University’s Uptown campus in the A.B. Freeman School of Business at the Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex (7 McAlister Dr.) and Ochsner Health Center in Covington (1000 Ochsner Blvd.) are both home to PJ’s coffee locations as of February. The additions mark the fourth location of the brand on Tulane University’s Campus and the fifth in Ochsner’s health centers.

Walmart Pickup Drive-Thru Location

Louisiana’s first Walmart Drive-Thru grocery pickup station opened in January at 615 Veterans Blvd. It is the company’s third station to open in the U.S. Customers can now order groceries from Walmart online and pick them up at a time of their choosing (between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.) at the Metairie station. The groceries are then loaded into the customer’s car by an attendant. All prices are the same as at a Walmart store.