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New Orleans Restaurant Count Passes 1000

12 May 2009

Late last month, a restaurant named Madrid opened to serve Spanish food in the New Orleans neighborhood of Lakeview. When it did, for the first time in history–let alone since Hurricane Katrina–more than a thousand restaurants were open in the New Orleans area. Madrid was an excellent restaurant in the suburb of Kenner before the […]

Last leg of St. Charles avenue streetcar line in service now!

28 June 2008

The Carrollton Ave section of the St. Charles streetcar line in New Orleans opened last weekend to the delight of locals and visitors to our city. This completes the restart of the system which was closed after Katrina due to damage caused by the storm. With service fully functional, visitors have the opportunity to travel about […]

Seeing is Believing! Forever New Orleans

16 April 2008

The convention and visitors bureau of New Orleans is doing its best to get the word out to the world about the fact that our city is better than ever. Seeing is believing, so view this wonderful video to get a real impression of what it’s like here two and one half years after Katrina.

Its Time to Move On-New Orleans is Back Big TIme

20 February 2008

With last weekend’s complete success for the NBA All Star game and the same for Mardi Gras, the BCS Bowl and the Sugar Bowl, most questions about “city readiness” and crime should have been answered. We have received rave reviews from the media in recent weeks; this past weekend New Orleans was compared with the […]

St. Charles Streetcar line returns ahead of schedule

13 December 2007

The Times-Picayune reported today that the next section of the line on St. Charles avenue in New Orleans will open by December 23,2007. This surprise announcement is great news for residents and visitors to the city. The section between Napoleon avenue and Carrollton avenue was not slated to open for several months. Especially nice for […]


21 November 2007

New Orleans’ most venerable survivors–the historic 1920 era double-ended green streetcars–again roll down the grassy esplanade on St. Charles Avenue into the heart of the world-famous Garden District on the oldest continually operating streetcar line in the world. The line reopened to Napoleon Avenue during a special ceremony at Napoleon Avenue and St. Charles Avenue […]

St. Charles Streecar returns November 1, 2007

10 October 2007

According to today’s Times-Picayunes, the RTA is making final tests on the line from Lee Circle to Napoleon Ave and has scheduled this section of St.Charles to be returned to service on Nov. 1. This will complete phase two of three for the renovation of the western line from Cana Street to Carrollton at South […]

Streetcar on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans will be back soon!

2 October 2007

Sitting in the dining room of our Bed and Breakfast, enjoying the view of the Avenue and the lovely flowers in the garden, I was startled yesterday by something I had not seen for two years. Yes, it was a real, live, “moving under it’s own power”, streetcar! Apparently, the RTA (transit authority) is close […]


18 September 2007

NEW ORLEANS – Sept. 10, 2007 – The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (New Orleans CVB) is looking forward to fall and winter with the most promising consecutive amount of tourism business since Hurricane Katrina. In the next six months, New Orleans will host a series of major city-wide conventions, nationally televised sporting events […]

Canal Street Project Nears Completion; Celebration Planned

8 August 2007

One of the signs of progress in the city is the improvement of the infrastructure and public venues. Here is an except from a press release by the Downtown Development District of New Orleans-  With work on the Canal Street Improvement Project just days away from completion, the Downtown Development District and the Canal Street Development […]

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