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Whole Foods Broad Turns One

It seems like yesterday that the concept of putting a Whole Foods on Broad Street seemed absurd. However, the upscale market was built and has thrived in the 300 North Broad location. On Thursday (2.04), the location will celebrate their one year anniversary with a public party.

NOPD Officer Arrested After Car Chase on Broad Street

NOPD arrested one of their own on Sunday. Officer Stephanie Caldwell, a 10-year-veteran of the force, was booked on a host of charges after trying to run over a man in a car in a domestic incident early Sunday morning on N. Broad St.

Broad St. Burglary Suspects Sought

Police are looking for two suspects (pictured) who broke into a Broad St. eatery early Thursday (4-24) morning, and took money from the cash register. Just before 5 a.m., a man broke into the business, which is located near the corner of Broad and Esplanade, with a tool that appeared to be a hatchet or hammer.

NOPD Provides Pics of Bywater Robbers

NOPD is looking for a pair of stick-up suspects in connection with a Thursday night robbery at a Bywater store. The two men, both of whom had guns, walked into the Family Dollar in the 3100 block of St. Claude Ave. after 9 p.m.

Mid-City Whole Foods Opens

Heavy fog failed to damper local enthusiasm for the opening ceremony of the Broad Street Whole Foods store, with a few hundred people turning out to welcome the chain to the area this morning. Local officials, company men and area residents all talked about the store more in terms of community revitalization rather than just fresh food, though the $0.99/lb porkchops did prompt a line in the freezer section.

Whole Foods Opening Approaching on Broad St.

Updated 4:25 p.m.

Whole Foods has already been offering job fairs and healthy eating classes in Treme and Mid-City, but makin' groceries isn't far behind. Broad St. bypassers have likely noticed the transformation of the former Schwegmann's near the corner of N. Broad and Bienville Sts. over the past two months. On Feb. 4, the new location will be ready to open its doors.

Whole Foods Delays Opening on Broad St.

Mid-City and Treme residents looking forward to makin' groceries at
Whole Foods 
will have to wait until the beginning of 2014. The N. Broad Street store's opening has been delayed from Dec. 16, 2013 to February 4, 2014, according to Whole Foods Community Relations Coordinator Kristina Bradford. However, the hiring process is already underway.

Food Truck Festin' Heads to Broad St., with Side of Drive-In Movie

by Emma Boyce

Who needs a tablecloth and chairs when you have man’s greatest invention, wheels? This Friday at 5:30 pm, gear up for Thanksgiving with your favorite food truck delicacies at the Broad Street Food Truck Festival. As a little lagniappe, the Fest will also feature a movie courtesy of the outdoor movie specialists at NOLA Drive-In.

Today's Events: 4/23/11

April 23rd, the first public school in the U.S. (Boston Latin) is founded (1635), 198 people die in Natchez, Mississippi’s Rhythm Night Club fire (1940), The Rolling Stones release Sticky Fingers (1971), due to SARS, Beijing closes all schools for the next two weeks (2003), The first YouTube video is uploaded (2005), German Nobel prize winning quantum theory inventor Max Planck (1858), Shirley Temple (1928), Michael Moore (1954), and George Lopez (1961) are born, while William Shakespeare came to and left this world on this day (1564, 1616). We don’t know what 2011 will bring, but (as Wally Lamb once said), we know this much is true:

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