We all complain how the French Quarter is nothing but drunken tourists and t-shirt shops, but a few, brand new, local businesses are working to change that. Despite our current reservations about the neighborhood, we trudge against the heat and the smell and the beers at every stop because the French Quarter is a symbol of New Orleans and still cannot be replicated anywhere else.
Visit any of the Big Easy’s coffee shops and you’ll find a hub of activity: tourists looking for the coffee and beignets in the French Quarter, busy executives and employees in the CBD in for their morning pick-me-up, artists looking for inspiration in the afternoon, and of course, hospitality and service industry workers needing a jolt to get through their long day. New Orleans coffee shops are busier than ever. Unfortunately, the profits those shops make don’t always translate to better salaries for the hardworking shop employees.
Burnell Cotlon has received national recognition for his effort to improve the development of New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward neighborhood. He begged larger chain stores to come back to the area. His requests were rejected. Someone had to do something – Mr. Cotlon decided that he would be that person.
As my boyfriend, our friend and I entered D4 Tabletop Gaming Cafe, we were warmly welcomed by Tracy Meyer, partner in both business and life to Mark Meyer, the official proprietor of the restaurant. Their immediate chemistry makes it clear that husband and wife work in harmony, as a team, taking on the trials and […]
New Orleans is a city that is rich in coffee culture. There are several independent coffee shops throughout different areas of the city.
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