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Canal Street Merchants Coalition Launch

07:00 March 02, 2023
By: Arielle Gonzales

The Canal Street Merchants Coalition will officially launch on March 15 by the Downtown Development District's Economic Development team with a roundtable discussion of current conditions, notable City projects and ordinances, and other topics related to the growth and maintenance of Canal Street.

The Louisiana Legislature established the Downtown Development District of New Orleans (DDD) in 1974 as the first assessment-based business improvement district (BID) in the US to offer improved services for economic growth, cleanliness, and safety. Iberville Street, the Pontchartrain Expressway, Claiborne Avenue, and the Mississippi River form the perimeter of the DDD's service area. The District commissioners, who are chosen by local elected leaders, assist in directing the DDD's policies and initiatives.Their objective to serve as the engine for Downtown New Orleans' growth and the spark that ignites the Crescent City's vibrant, creative, and successful center. Neighborhood residents and tourists alike are busy taking part in Downtown's everyday activity, including dining, shopping, entertainment, and the arts.

The Canal Street Merchants Coalition launch will be held at The Sazerac House from 9-10:30 a.m. and is free and open to Canal Street business owners, managers, and stakeholders. Registration is required.

The Sazerac House became popular in New Orleans in the 1850s and is still consumed today all over the world. At The Sazerac House, there's always something fresh to try. They offer unique experiences that honor the city, beverages, and traditions everyone adores, as well as special tastings offered by knowledgeable bartenders. Here, guests may learn about the Sazerac's significance in New Orleans' traditions, customs, and culture. Guests will discover techniques used to distill Sazerac Rye, how they make Peychaud's Bitters by hand, and join them for unique experiences infused with the distinctive flavor of the city that serves as inspiration.

If you would like more information, reach out to Economic Development Specialist Meaghan Nguyen at mnguyen@downtownnola.com.

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