New Orleans' Lower Garden District Brings New Business

Gentrification can be a beautiful thing in the name of dining developments. We’ve seen it in city pockets like Williamsburg in Brooklyn, we’ve seen it in Detroit, and we’re seeing it in the Lower Garden District in New Orleans. Neighborhoods are being revived, businesses are being born and partnerships are proving that hospitality isn’t just for show.

Near Magazine and Erato, you might think the beverage cluster of French Truck Coffee, Barrel Proof (a bourbon-heavy bar) and Courtyard Brewery would be competing for business, but that is far from true in a sense. The three work in sync to help each other out. Example: Courtyard Brewery posts menus in its establishment for Black Label Barbecue, a bbq joint nestled inside Barrel Proof. Read More