La Cire Condominiums
On April 13, development company Weber Condominiums opened its latest luxury offering at 917 Conti Street — La Cire. The project includes 16 multi-million-dollar units and 15 private parking spaces, along with a rooftop pool, hot tubs, a sun deck and fitness center at the former home of a wax museum. Suites and penthouses are now available for purchase.
Residence Inn New Orleans Elmwood Hotel
The 119-suite Residence Inn New Orleans Elmwood by Marriott, opened Feb. 9. Located at 1080 Elmwood Park Blvd. —just six miles from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Elmwood Hospitality, LLC and managed byBaywood Hotels, Inc. Residence Inn properties are designed as all-suite hotels that offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites designed for stays of five nights or more.
Ochsner Health Center — Michaud
Ochsner Health System and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have opened Ochsner Health Center – Michoud. The new facility offers primary care onsite, and offers specialty services including cardiology, neurology (headache) and diabetes education through telemedicine. These visits are conducted virtually, through a computer, where a specialist is able to consult patients in the same way as an in-person appointment. Physical therapy and rehabilitation are also available and laboratory services will be offered in the near future. There are currently about 3,500 employees at Michaud Assembly Facility.
Seasonal, farm-to-table dishes are paired with community engagement at Hippie Kitchen a new lifestyle dining experience in the heart of Old Jefferson, at 3741 Jefferson Highway in New Orleans. Hippie Kitchen’s menu features breakfast, lunch, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, along with beer, wine, cocktails, cold pressed juices and quick bites. It was founded by ……Khera, a 30-year service industry pioneer who developed the first successful farm-to-table food and beverage model utilized by Tulane University and Wayne Greiner, a native New Orleanian who began his culinary career under Emeril Lagasse at Commander’s Palace.
Abita Springs Hotel
The Abita Springs Hotel opened March 18 in the heart of Abita Springs. Built in a restored 1890s home, the Abita Springs Hotel features five spacious suites, each privately accessed from a wraparound porch. The hotel sits above a courtyard garden, featuring the healing waters of one of the town’s famed artesian springs. Through a partnership with Brooks Bike Shop, the hotel offers bike rentals for guests to explore the adjacent Tammany Trace bike trail. The hotel also houses the Ann O’Brien Gallery, a multi-use art and event space available for intimate to mid-size event rentals.
Mothers’ Milk Bank of Louisiana at Ochsner Baptist
In early March Louisiana became the 22nd state in the United States to open a Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) approved human milk bank —Mothers’ Milk Bank of Louisiana at Ochsner Baptist. The milk bank accepts donated human milk following a detailed screening process of a lactating woman. Currently, the facility distributes the milk to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) across the state with plans to expand the supply to critically ill, older infants across Louisiana.
Saltgrass Steak House at Fremaux Park
The first location of Saltgrass Steak House on the Northshore (and fifth in Louisiana) is coming to Fremaux Park, a tract of acreage surrounding the Fremaux Town Center mixed-use development Town Center. Fremaux Town Center is currently 98 percent leased, and jointly owned and operated by CBL Properties and Stirling Properties. Construction has begun on the Texas-themed steak restaurant, which will occupy 7,127 square feet at the intersection of Town Center Parkway and Levis Lane.