CBD/LGD—It looks like the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is on its way to becoming its own tourist/conventioneer mini-city with plans for a hotel, retail and entertainment spots, a riverfront park, and maybe even condos or apartments.
TREME—It's official. The NOLA Art House, an 1870s Creole mansion-turned-art collective, that was known around town for its bonkers backyard playland with a tree house 50-feet in the air has sold. Details here.
BYWATER—Producer/musician Mark Bingham announced he was closing up shop at Piety Street Recording last August and listed it for $895,000 in January. The new owner: Alex Ebert, lead singer of the band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.