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Employee Spotlight: Pythian Market’s Victoria Lacayo

By Green Coast on 31 Jan 2019

Sales Event Manager Victoria Lacayo
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Sales Event Manager Victoria Lacayo

Pythian Market Event Sales Manager Victoria Lacayo wasn’t looking for a new job, but sometimes fate intervenes and presents new opportunities. The Slidell native was working as an events associate for the New Orleans Museum of Art, but it was her part-time bartending position at the Pythian Market’s 1908 bar that delivered an exciting new job proposal.

Market owner Lisa Brefere wanted a dynamic individual to coordinate and promote Laurenia, the new 3,500 square foot event space located in The Pythian. Like the historic building it’s housed in, Laurenia features architectural elements such as exposed brick, hardwood floors, restored ironwork and floor to ceiling windows that overlook Duncan Plaza. Brefere encouraged Lacayo to apply, and for her part, Lacayo became intrigued with the building’s past and resurrection.

“I think it’s a really interesting space,” says Lacayo, who holds a degree in art history and a master’s degree in art administration. “The ties to the historical legacy and when you talk to Will, Jackie and Lisa about their idea for the building and how it relates to the community is really exciting.”

Lacayo took the job and her excitement of the space’s possibilities continues to grow. She explains how Laurenia can hold up to 250 people, but there’s also the option of using an additional area, 2three4, which is located on the building’s mezzanine and provides a terrific flow for weddings.

“We hosted a wedding that took advantage of both spaces,” Lacayo says. “The couple held the ceremony in Laurenia and then guests headed to 2three4 for a cocktail hour with passed appetizers, and then back to Laurenia for the reception. The guests loved it.”

The market’s cuisine is another feature that sets Laurenia apart from other event spaces. With a commercially equipped kitchen, the market’s purveyors can create a unique menu of New Orleans inspired food. In addition to weddings, Lacayo says that the space works well for corporate events, anniversaries, and nonprofit meetings.

“I’ve already received a lot of inquiries,” says Lacayo. “Brides are very motivated because it’s brand new and they want first dibs on it. Others are interested because of the building’s incredible history and transformation and how it offers something that’s uniquely New Orleans.”

To find out more about Laurenia, please contact Victoria at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling (504) 459-4005 ext. 1025

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