A year after a devastating fire destroyed the Hubig's bakery on Dauphine Street, The Advocate reports that City Council has approved of a plan for the bakery to move to a lot on Press Street that's owned by NOCCA. The board granted a conditional use permit to NOCCA for the proposed two-story, 16,000-square-foot building. A few neighbors of the lot expressed concerns about the size of the building and increased traffic that would include an 18-wheeler.
Hubig's owner Drew Ramsey still hasn't officially agreed that the bakery will move to the Press Street lot, also considering rebuilding at their former location (2417 Dauphine St.), or moving way Uptown to the Lighthouse for the Blind on State Street. But it sounds like it's a pretty sure bet. NoDef reports that since there's no pre-existing building at the Press Street site, "the project still must go before the Historic District Landmarks Commission" as well.