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Beer hall and brewery to join North Broad resurgence, website reports

9 Mar 2015

Plans to transform a vacant warehouse off North Broad Avenue into a beer hall and restaurant are moving forward as the developer hopes to play a part in the recent resurgence of the commercial corridor, the Mid-City Messenger reports.

Green Coast Enterprises and Tulane University graduate Jacob Landry targeted the building for the Urban South Brewery due to its proximity to the Lafitte Greenway, which is expected to open in the coming months. Also nearby is the new Whole Foods, and other future developments such as a movie theater, a CVS-anchored strip mall and a $100-million mixed-use development off of Carrollton Avenue.

Ramsey Green with Green Coast Enterprises said that “last week a meeting was held with neighbors as a part of the Neighborhood Participation Plan that the City Planning Commission requires of applicants. According to Green, the feedback from the meeting was ‘largely very positive,’” the story reports.

“‘I think people are excited to see some development and some investment there, and that’s what we want. We want people to be excited about this project because it’s our neighborhood too,’ Green said. ‘We’ve done four different buildings in that area and I think people are excited to see that neighborhood in general getting a little more attention to it than in the past.’”

The developers hope to have a building permit in place by June.