Wade Ragas

July 19, 2017 - 10:16 am
The rise and fall of the suburban shopping mall: as Americans change the way they shop, malls are working to stay relevant. Brick-and-mortar retail has taken a hit, and malls have had it tough. Can they redevelop themselves as community destinations? "It's a response to Amazon and a horde of others...
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Don Ames
June 05, 2017 - 7:30 am
Growth in New Orleans East around the Lakefront Airport and Harbor area continues. The latest sign of revitalization in the area is a new craft brewery. Royal Brewery New Orleans recently opened its manufacturing facility and tap room in what has become a hot Lakefront Airport area. It's the first...
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Don Ames
April 28, 2017 - 8:47 am
After years of neglect, and the damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' Lakefront seems to be surging back. Local real estate expert, Wade Ragas, says the Lakefront, from east of Elysian Fields as far east Little Woods, has long been an overlooked and underdeveloped asset. "There's only...
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Chris Miller
April 04, 2017 - 7:00 am
What parts of metro New Orleans are up-and-coming? A few areas that could be primed for a boom. Bywater has been attracting young, upwardly-mobile residents for years and the businesses have been following them. "The surge in residential housing in Orleans Parish is what lays the foundation for...
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Eric Luciano of SOUSA design Architects via Wahlburgers
Chris Miller
March 16, 2017 - 2:05 pm
New Orleans is getting a new entrant in the local burger wars: Wahlburgers, the chain co-owned by actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and celebrity chef Paul Wahlberg. But can the Boston-born chain make it in the Big Easy? New Orleans may seem saturated with "high-end" burger joints, with the recent...
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