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Downtown Living: April 2018


Business: HABERDASHE wins 6th Annual Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch

The Downtown Development District, Creative Alliance of New Orleans and the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation has selected HABERDASHE, a made-to-measure fashion brand, as this year’s arts-based business pitch winner during the 2018 New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. HABERDASHE has been awarded a prize package of seed capital as well as pro bono legal, accounting, PR and real estate services, and a temporary downtown workspace valued at more than $40,000. The Downtown Development District commends all of the finalists who participated at the 6th Annual Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch for their compelling presentations and wishes them great success in their future endeavors.

HABERDASHE uses virtual fit technology for bespoke fashion that makes online shopping worry-free and as easy as taking a selfie. It’s an apparel brand made for the on-demand economy. Its mission is to make clothes that give women the confidence to succeed in business and in life. myhaberdashe.com

Music: YLC Wednesday at the Square
If you’re downtown and it’s five o’clock, why not loosen your tie and kick off your heels for Wednesday at the Square? This free, springtime music series at Lafayette Square is brought to you by the Young Leadership Council with live local music, delicious cuisine, spirits from beloved vendors, and even a small arts and crafts village. The 2018 music lineup includes artists like Sweet Crude, Flow Tribe, Daria & the Hip Drops, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Darcy Malone & The Tangle, and Wayne Toups. Local food vendors this year include restaurants like Crepes a la Cart, Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls, Fogo De Chao, Bud’s Broiler, Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza and Tsunami Sushi.

Dining: Poke Loa
New Orleans has finally caught on to the poke craze, and, with that, we are seeing a bunch of new offerings in the area, including the third location of Poke Loa that opened at the end of January in the new South Market District on Girod Street. Great for businesspeople working in the downtown area, Pole Loa offers healthy and delicious bowls of raw fish, rice, greens and other toppings like tobiko, edamame, crab salad and other delights. Select one of the signature bowls, like the King Loa with salmon and tuna with cucumbers, chili paste, seaweed salad and avocado, or build your own bowl with a wide selection of proteins and toppings from yellowtail and octopus to ponzu sauce, wonton strips and macadamia nuts. Poke Loa is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 939 Girod St., (504) 571-5174, eatpokeloa.com