08/20/2018 – Cool Hunting
Word of Mouth: New Orleans
Rooftop pools, hidden courtyards, local goods and plenty of laid-back Southern charm.
08/10/2018 –
Celebrated New York Chef Will Open Mexican Restaurant in New Orleans
Chef Akhtar Nawab's next move? A Mexican restaurant in New Orleans' The Standard building at the South Market District development.
07/18/2018 –
Development Team Behind Ace Hotel Opening Another Hotel in New Orleans
Maison de la Luz, a new boutique hotel from the team behind the Ace Hotel, will open in New Orleans in 2019.
07/12/2018 – Forbes
The Standard, Designed By Morris Adjmi, Opens In New Orleans’ South Market District
This Spring saw the opening of The Standard, New Orleans' most ambitious luxury condominium and top-tier retail space in the burgeoning South Market neighborhood.
03/28/2018 – Eater New Orleans
Maypop’s Stunning Interior Was Built on a Shoestring Budget
The South Market District restaurant took home Eater New Orleans' 2017 "Design of the Year" award.
02/15/2018 – Gambit
James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Announced
South Market District's Willa Jean and Maypop restaurants are among 2018 semi-finalists.
12/06/2017 – The Wall Street Journal
New Orleans Gets a Crop of New Condos
The Big Easy may be known for its stately mansions, but a new breed of developers is testing the market for high-end units with posh amenities.
08/25/2017 – Architectural Digest
Architect Morris Adjmi Creates the Buildings of Tomorrow by Looking to the Past
The mastermind behind Manhattan's Samsung building and Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel is reshaping U.S. skylines with a nod to history.
08/09/2017 – The Times-Picayune
Poke Loa opening third location at South Market in CBD
Poke Loa soon will open a third location in New Orleans. The original location -- the first all-poke restaurant in New Orleans -- opened on Magazine Street in February.
06/29/2017 – Financial Times
New Orleans: condo towers rise in the Big Easy
High-end apartments lure buyers in search of walkable neighbourhoods
06/19/2017 – WDSU News
Downtown New Orleans development continues with largest condo project
City leaders hope it will serve as a catalyst for future projects in that area. Developers and business leaders said the Standard at South Market is officially topped off.
05/24/2017 – The Times-Picayune
Simplee Gourmet kitchen store opens in New Orleans’ South Market District
Simplee Gourmet, a Covington-based gourmet kitchen boutique and cooking school, opened a second location in May at 1000 Girod St. in the South Market District in New Orleans.
05/18/2017 – New Orleans Citybusiness
6 new retailers headed to South Market District
Developers of the multimillion-dollar South Market District are adding a half dozen retailers to the mixed-use development downtown.
02/10/2017 – The Times-Picayune
South Market District plans 29-story, $100 million apartment tower
Developers of the mixed-use South Market District are moving forward with a 29-story, $100 million apartment tower on a parking lot at Girod and South Rampart streets.
12/30/2016 – EATER New Orleans
A Peek Inside New South Market District Stunner Maypop
Mopho’s refined new restaurant, now open in The Paramount.
08/29/2016 – Curbed New Orleans
South Market District: Construction begins on Morris Adjmi-designed condos
The Standard is scheduled to be complete in spring 2018.
03/21/2016 – The Times-Picayune
07/28/2015 – The Times-Picayune
Higherpower yoga, cycling studio to open in South Market District
Higherpower fitness studio will open in the South Market District early next year, joining a growing list of retailers and restaurants moving into the $250 million new downtown development.
09/18/2014 – EATER New Orleans
Magasin IN at The Paramount in South Market District
Magasin Kitchen will open in early 2015 in the CBD's upcoming hot spot, the South Market District.
06/20/2014 – The Times-Picayune
South Market District developers push ahead with hotel, more retail and apartments
Developers of the downtown South Market District have begun interior demolition of a nine-story office building on Carondelet Street for renovation into a hotel. Meanwhile, plans for a seven-story apartment-retail building at South Rampart and Girod streets, called The Beacon, were submitted to the city for a building permit this month.
06/18/2014 – The Times-Picayune
Cellardoor ‘gastrolounge’ restores historic Swoop-Duggins House
Later this summer, Gregory Gremillion will open Cellardoor in that historic space with bartender Michael Yusko and chef Jamielyn Arcega.
06/11/2014 – New Orleans CityBusiness
Permit filed for third building at South Market District
The Domain Cos. is set to begin construction in the coming weeks on the third building in its $200 million South Market District residential and retail development in downtown New Orleans.
06/05/2014 – Gambit
Aarón Sánchez, John Besh join forces to open taqueria in New Orleans
John Besh is joining forces with fellow celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez to open Johnny Sanchez — a "spirited" taqueria — in the former Ste. Marie space located at 930 Poydras St.
05/14/2014 – WDSU New Orleans
Get Charged: Rouses installs first electric vehicle quick charger
An innovative new addition to downtown New Orleans offers convenience to people driving electric vehicles. Rouses in the Central Business District now houses the first public electric vehicle quick charging station.
02/24/2014 – New Orleans CityBusiness
Top Construction Projects: South Market District
The first projects that are part of South Market District, a $200 million residential and retail development that broke ground last June, are taking shape. The entire project is slated for completion by the end of 2017.
01/31/2014 – The Times-Picayune
South Market District names furniture company Arhaus as first anchor tenant
National furniture company Arhaus will open later this year in the South Market District, the first retail tenant to be announced by developers of the four-block project in the increasingly residential Central Business District.
10/28/2013 – The Advocate
N.O. Arena adds more luxury
When the New Orleans Pelicans take to the court Wednesday for this year’s first regular-season game at the New Orleans Arena, it will be more than just the debut of a rebranded team in a renovated facility. It also will be, or so arena and Pelicans officials hope, the start of an era in which both of the city’s professional teams no longer need to rely on annual cash payments from the state to keep them afloat.
07/17/2013 – OffBeat
Civic Theatre Announces Re-Opening, Fall Line-up
Who says summer and early fall are slow in New Orleans? The past month alone has been a banner month for venue openings, especially landmark theatre re-openings. With the re-opening of the Joy and Saenger Theatres, downtown is certainly seeing a theatre renaissance. Now, one of the city’s oldest theatres, the oldest in fact as its new website boasts, the Civic Theatre in the Central Business District (CBD) confirmed its official re-opening and released its Fall 2013 concert schedule this week.
06/21/2013 – The Times-Picayune
Construction begins on $200M New Orleans South Market District downtown
Nearly three years after announcing ambitious plans to revive a section of the Central Business District, The Domain Cos. has started construction on the first building in its proposed $200 million South Market District mixed-use development off the Loyola Avenue streetcar line. The Paramount at South Market, a five-story apartment, restaurant and retail building, is slated to be finished late next year.
06/14/2013 – City of New Orleans, Office of the Mayor
The Domain Cos Commences Work On Its $200 Million South Market District Development in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS, LA–The Domain Companies has secured financing for and commenced construction of The South Market District, a mixed-use transit-oriented development in Downtown New Orleans. The Paramount at South Market is the District’s first building to commence and will feature 209 first-class apartments and 22,000sf of retail space.
12/13/2012 – The Times-Picayune
The Civic, said to be New Orleans oldest theater, set to reopen
The Civic, New Orleans’ oldest theater, is scheduled to reopen by year’s end, at the conclusion of a thoughtful nine-month renovation. Like a buried gem, the ornate Beaux-Arts playhouse has lay hidden in a cluster of Central Business District buildings, unused for more than 20 years.
12/13/2012 – The Times-Picayune
Little Gem Saloon to serve up classic Creole fare at jazz landmark on Rampart Street
The menu is taking shape for The Little Gem Saloon, a long-forgotten cradle of Crescent City jazz that’s about to swing to life again on the corner of Poydras and South Rampart streets. Back at the turn of the 20th century, the Little Gem was a haunt for jazzmen like Buddy Bolden and Jelly Roll Morton. Despite its prominent place in music history, the building has sat shuttered since the 1970s.
11/09/2012 – New Orleans CityBusiness
Residential rebirth boosts forecast for CBD office space
The Central Business District office space market in New Orleans has faced stiff competition over the years from suburban areas, which tend to offer more parking space and better commute times for employees as well as lower lease rates.
08/23/2012 – New Orleans CityBusiness
New addition, expansion bring Benson Tower close to 100% occupancy
Benson Tower is expected to approach 100 percent occupancy with the anticipated arrival of a Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank branch and the expansion of existing tenant Ochsner Health System.
08/22/2012 – New Orleans CityBusiness
IDB approves financing deal for first half of South Market District
The Industrial Development Board today gave preliminary blessing to a payment in lieu of taxes financing package for the first half of South Market District, a development on Girod Street near the future Loyola Avenue streetcar expansion.
07/26/2012 – Forbes
A Look Into America’s Fastest Growing City
The lush branches of the majestic oak trees lining New Orleans’ historic St. Charles Avenue have never looked more glorious than they do now. Not even before Hurricane Katrina’s wrath, which left behind barren, crippled centuries old bark nearly seven years ago, have the oaks looked so strong, green, and healthy.
06/10/2012 – The Times-Picayune
New Orleans is beginning to attract national retailers
With a few recent retail wins, economic development officials and real estate professionals say that the prospect for getting more national stores into New Orleans is looking up. In May, after months of speculation that the shopping club Costco Wholesale Corp. would come to New Orleans, the city officially announced the retailer's plans to open at the former Carrollton Shopping Center in 2013. On Wednesday, the New Orleans Business Alliance and the Downtown Development District announced that Major League Baseball hat retailer New Era Cap Co. Inc. will open a flagship store on Canal Street before the 2013 Super Bowl, adding New Orleans to an impressive list of cities around the globe.
01/23/2012 – Inc.
New Orleans and Young Entrepreneurs: Nurturing Each Other
Looking for a supportive start-up community in which to launch your venture but hoping to skip the extreme competition of the likes of Silicon Valley? If you hurry, New Orleans may be the answer.
01/05/2012 – The Times-Picayune
Borgne set to open at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans
If you notice an abnormal amount of activity around the Hyatt New Orleans this weekend, it will be due to these two reasons: 1) There are roughly 2 jillion sports fans in town to watch the Saints and/or BCS Championship, and 2) Borgne is coming to life inside the hotel.
11/16/2011 – The Times-Picayune
Rouses Market on Baronne Street fills void in Central Business District
The odd sight of New Orleanians makin' groceries in the 700 block of Baronne Street on Tuesday morning offered the latest evidence that the city's once-moribund downtown is continuing to morph from a land of surface parking lots and blighted buildings into a living, breathing neighborhood. The debut of a 40,000-square foot Rouses Market -- the first full-service grocery to open its doors in the Central Business District in 45 years -- fills a void for a sector that has seen significant residential growth in the past decade.
10/09/2011 – The Times-Picayune
Hyatt Regency reopens
For more than six years after the winds of Hurricane Katrina blew out dozens of the hotel's windows, the property has been shuttered while development has occurred all around it.

But the Hyatt plans to make a splash when it reopens Oct. 19, the last of the major New Orleans hotels to do so following the 2005 storm.
10/04/2011 – ESPN
Mercedes-Benz has Superdome deal
The home of the New Orleans Saints and site of six Super Bowls will be renamed the Mercedes-Benz Superdome under a deal with the German automaker announced Tuesday.
09/23/2011 – New Orleans CityBusiness
Ochsner to move 500-750 employees to Benson Tower
Ochsner will be moving approximately 500 to 750 of its employees to Benson Tower by the first quarter of 2012, a representative for the health system said today.
09/19/2011 – The Times-Picayune
John Besh, Brian Landry opening Borgne restaurant in Hyatt Regency New Orleans
When John Besh opens a new restaurant, it’s generally preceded by some globetrotting. Now along comes Borgne, a seafood-focused restaurant slated to open early next year in the soon-to-(finally)-reopen Hyatt Regency New Orleans.
08/16/2011 – The Times-Picayune
Loyola Avenue Streetcar Line Construction Ramps Up
Bricks-and-mortar work began Tuesday on New Orleans' newest streetcar line, a 1.5-mile route along Loyola Avenue that will connect the Union Passenger Terminal to Canal Street.
07/28/2011 – Eyewitness News
CBD developers hoping Saints success will help launch businesses
For many years, this part of the Central Business District was underdeveloped, home to blighted properties but now that's all changing.
"We definitely felt like this area and this part of the city would come back stronger than ever, and we wanted to be a part of it,” said Jack Warner of Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar. The soon-to-be Walk-Ons Bistreaux & Bar and Happy's Irish Bar are the latest development projects to pop up along Poydras.
07/19/2011 – The Huffington Post
Post-Katrina Rebuilding Includes Wider, Greener Transit Options
New Orleans--never a candidate for an underground, subway system--has had on-and-off success with public transit. But as roads became clogged and full of fumes in the post-Katrina era, the city and entrepreneurs have explored ways to expand streetcar lines, make buses greener and restore ferry service on Lake Pontchartrain.
07/15/2011 – The Times-Picayune
Joy Theatre in downtown New Orleans has happier days ahead
The Joy Theatre, one of four historic theaters in downtown New Orleans, will reopen as a live music and entertainment venue early next year after a $5 million renovation by NOLA Theatre District LLC, the development company announced Friday.
06/07/2011 – The Times-Picayune
Loyola Avenue streetcar project officially under way
Seven years after streetcars returned to Canal Street following a four-decade absence, New Orleans officials staged a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday for a 1.5-mile line along Loyola Avenue -- the first of what they hope will be multiple new rail projects.
05/27/2011 – The Times-Picayune
Loyola Avenue streetcar builder expected to be chosen next month
The plan to expand streetcar service in New Orleans is poised to move forward next week when transit officials are expected to recommend a construction firm to build a new line along Loyola Avenue from the Union Passenger Terminal to Canal Street.
05/18/2011 – The Times-Picayune
Hyatt Regency will reopen in October, 6 years after Hurricane Katrina
The Hyatt Regency New Orleans, whose blown-out windows became some of the first images of Hurricane Katrina damage broadcast to television audiences around the country in 2005, will reopen to guests Oct. 19, the hotel's general manager confirmed Tuesday.
03/22/2011 – Urban Land Institute
The Rush to Build Walkable Urban Grocery Stores
Urban Land Institute - Independent grocers and large national chains alike are reshaping the urban grocery experience. Read how they are changing their format to accommodate tight urban parcels and draw customers in 2011.
03/02/2011 – Architect Magazine
A Desire Named Streetcar
This past January, the Federal Transit Administration signed an agreement with the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority for $45 million in federal economic stimulus funds to build a new, 1.5-mile streetcar line. It would link Canal Street with the Union Passenger Terminal, a 1954 structure that’s now home to the Amtrak and Greyhound stations.
01/25/2011 – New Orleans CityBusiness
Downtown Grocers See Growth Opportunity
Donald Rouse and his lead architect, John Williams, trudged through the gutted remains of the former Sewell Cadillac dealership on Baronne Street, future home of a new Rouses Market.
01/16/2011 – The Times-Picayune
Final Phase of Superdome Facelift Set to Begin Jan. 24
Now that the New Orleans Saints have been eliminated from the playoffs, the cacophony of hammers and drills at the Superdome can begin.
01/10/2011 – New Orleans CityBusiness
Rouses Breaks Ground at Former Sewell Site
Downtown New Orleans will have its first major new supermarket by the fall according to plans Rouses Markets announced today before the groundbreaking of its renovation of the former Sewell Cadillac building at Baronne and Girod streets.
12/12/2010 –
The Promise of a Streetcar has Energized Commercial Projects Along Loyola Avenue
A plan by Domain Cos. to develop apartments and retail spaces in the Loyola Avenue corridor is one of several projects spurred by the coming extension of the streetcar line.
12/07/2010 –
Apartments, Stores Planned on Loyola Avenue near Superdome
Spurred by the future Loyola Avenue streetcar line, a local development firm plans to transform a sea of downtown parking lots into 450 apartments and 125,000 square feet of shops and restaurants that it calls the South Market District.