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Angela

I would love to have a IKEA in the city of New Orleans . I moved from Atlanta back to hometown new Orleans this year. Ive shop at IKEA some many time s and I love the store . There so many pl moving to new Orleans plus the taxes is is so ridiculously high and ppl want to have great experiences shopping for there new apartment r home. and they don't want the crazy prices tags for luxury . I love nice things at reasonable price that I can afford on a glam chic fashionista Budget so if you find it in your heart to bring a IKEA to New Orleans I'll be so happy and grateful and I think everyone else will too thank you Angela W .

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Posted Jun 20, 2017
Shireen Fisher
Shireen Fisher
Jun 21, 2017

Agreed. I am a loyal IKEA shopper and furnished three previous homes with IKEA furniture and house wares when I lived in Houston, London, and Dublin. Now that I am in NOLA I miss IKEA sorely. High quality, good design and reasonable prices. Nothing in NOLA comes near it.

Posted by Shireen Fisher on Jun 21, 2017
Christine Loh
Christine Loh
Sep 17, 2017

If Ikea really open in NOLA they definitely will attract people from south of AL and MS. I'm living in Mobile Al and i have to drive to Atlanta Ga to shop at Ikea. The driving time is 5+hrs and is not a fun things to do.

Posted by Christine Loh on Sep 17, 2017
Leanne McCaffery
Leanne McCaffery
Sep 20, 2017

I live in Mississippi & stumbled upon IKEA in Houston while there with my husband on a business trip. I'm addicted & NEED an IKEA fix now! NOLA is 2hrs from home as opposed to 6 hrs to Houston! All I can say is, "Please bring IKEA to NOLA!" That's all the Big Easy lacks!

Posted by Leanne McCaffery on Sep 20, 2017
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Sandy Rosenthal, Founder of Levees.org

Corinne Zimmerman, a New Orleans resident who lives by the 17th Street Canal breach site, called me last week. She was one of 125,000 residents and businesses on the east bank of greater New Orleans who had just received a check in the mail.

Ms. Zimmerman - whose husband drowned 12 years ago when the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina - wanted to know why she was receiving a check for $400. Did this mean that the Orleans Levee Board was admitting they were responsible?

Learn more:

www.nola.com/opinions/index.ss...

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Katrina settlement checks don't give flood victims much comfort: Opinion

The $20 million awarded is a pittance compared to the claimed damages due to the corps' levee building mistakes.

www.nola.com/opinions/index.ss...

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Posted Sep 20, 2017
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Dan

"Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, there have been may community discussions debating the viability of removing the overpass, as cities such as San Francisco, Boston and Portland have done. Ultimately, a cocktail of federal grant programs funded a $2.7 million 2013 Livable Claiborne Communities study conducted by Baltimore-based design firm Kittelson & Associates. The study laid out three options for revitalizing the area under the overpass that amounted to essentially: Keep it up; take it down; do something in between. After analyzing the choices, the city decided that the cost of removing the overpass or its on/off-ramps would be prohibitively expensive.

So a coalition of designers, architects, philanthropic groups and city agencies is focusing on leaving the overpass in place, and below it, developing a cultural marketplace. The vision for the Cultural Innovation District is to transform all 19 blocks beneath the elevated expressway along Claiborne Avenue with new green infrastructure, a market with food and art vendors, and exhibit and community event space."

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New Orleans Community Works to Erase Freeway’s Shadow

Ousting bad 1960s choices with neighborhood entrepreneurship.

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Posted Sep 11, 2017
Christian Day
Christian Day
Sep 13, 2017

It's definitely an improvement over no change at all.

Posted by Christian Day on Sep 13, 2017
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Christian Day

I don't know how reliable this is after so many years of my emailing and Facebook messaging them with no reply, but I finally got a reply from Robért Fresh Market:

"You can expect a new site and online shopping platform very soon. Thank you."

One can hope! :)

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Posted Sep 5, 2017
Dan
Dan
Sep 5, 2017

🙏

Posted by Dan on Sep 5, 2017
Christian Day
Christian Day
Sep 5, 2017

I hope they end up having lists too. They did in the first (and working) version of their site that I had just discovered a week before they changed it!

I still think Amazon will end up controlling this, which is a shame for folks like Rouse's, but then we are all given a choice whether we want to ignore or pursue opportunity.

Posted by Christian Day on Sep 5, 2017
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Christian Day

I doubt very much that I am the only person in this city that is embarrassed by how truly behind New Orleans is regarding the ability to order groceries online and have them delivered. I suppose the Walmart pick up thing is somewhat of a start but I doubt I'd actually use Walmart for groceries but at least they have lists, which is more than I can say for any of these other services. Instacart, Peapod, Shipt, heck, aliens from space, please come here to New Orleans and give us an efficient online grocery shopping and delivery service! :)

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Posted May 31, 2017
Christian Day
Christian Day
Aug 26, 2017

Of course there's always this:

uptown.robertfreshmarket.com

Not sure if anyone else can get it to work. Five years in and I still can't. Takes at least a minute per page to load and Robert's Fresh Market doesn't care. They'd be better having NO website than THAT website. It's so embarrassing that I'd be afraid to shop there because of it.

Posted by Christian Day on Aug 26, 2017
Dan
Dan
Aug 26, 2017

I wonder if Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods solves the problem? www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-wa...

Posted by Dan on Aug 26, 2017
Christian Day
Christian Day
Aug 28, 2017

Let us hope. These corporations always tend to prioritize this city last.

Posted by Christian Day on Aug 28, 2017
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Margaret

Hi Y'all! This is exactly what we do, minus the internet platform. We ARE your neighbors. I am a New Orleanian and I walk dogs or care for pets when you go out of town. I grocery shop for those who can't for whatever reason. I clean out closets! Change lightbulbs! Plant herbs! Read stories! Pick up your take out! What do you need? Let me know and I will get it done. Email me at zicogizacalazans@gmail.com or call 504-427-7627. Soon to be launching our internet presence, but for locals. Love you NO! I ain't no rabbit but I'll take care of your random tasks. Hope to hear from you soon, and please, spread the word. Margaret

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Posted Aug 23, 2017
Dan
Dan
Aug 23, 2017

Thank you for posting this Margaret!

Posted by Dan on Aug 23, 2017
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Ricky Singh

There is a really cool company in Los Angeles that provides a managed service in running errrands. They do dog walking, senior citizen services, house cleaning, and more. The name of the company is Zoom Errands and you can find them at www.zoomerrands.com

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Posted Jan 12, 2014
Margaret
Margaret
Aug 23, 2017

Hi Y'all! This is exactly what we do, minus the internet platform. We ARE your neighbors. I am a New Orleanian and I walk dogs or care for pets when you go out of town. I grocery shop for those who can't for whatever reason. I clean out closets! Change lightbulbs! Plant herbs! Read stories! Pick up your take out! What do you need? Let me know and I will get it done. Email me at zicogizacalazans@gmail.com or call 504-427-7627. Soon to be launching our internet presence, but for locals. Love you NO! I ain't no rabbit but I'll take care of your random tasks. Hope to hear from you soon, and please, spread the word. Margaret

Posted by Margaret on Aug 23, 2017
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Sandy Rosenthal, Founder of Levees.org

The Governor of Louisiana just issued a State of Emergency due to a pumps crisis in New Orleans. Apparently, too many drainage pumps were offline last Saturday when a summer thunderstorm badly flooded portions of the East Bank. Ever since the deluge, Levees.org's civil engineer – H.J. Bosworth Jr – has been the go-to expert for nearly every TV and radio station in the city.

To stay updated, we urge you to follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook.
twitter.com/LeveesOrg
www.facebook.com/LeveesOrg/

For the most recent breaking story featuring Mr. Bosworth, click here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqhCiK...

Thank you for your support,

Sandy Rosenthal
Founder of Levees.org

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Posted Aug 10, 2017
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Bike Easy

What an incredible weekend! The Complete Streets Ambassadors, Bike Easy, City of New Orleans, and many volunteers installed a temporary protected bike way on St. Bernard Avenue. Many thanks to everyone who participated in the planning, outreach, and installation!

Learn more: bikeeasy.org/blog/archives/2908/

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Posted Aug 7, 2017
Progress
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