Hospital Building Accelerates in New Orleans After Homes Were Moved | Huffington Post

Husband and wife Justin and Christy Pitard, who opened Avery's Po-Boy's on Tulane Ave. near downtown New Orleans in March, are waiting for the University Medical Center and the adjacent Veterans Administration hospital to rise. This summer, the Pitards have listened to piles being driven on the 70-acre Tulane-Gravier site that was vacated of homes and businesses. They anticipate a brisk sandwich business in the fall as thousands of construction workers arrive.

The UMC is bounded east and west by Canal St. and Tulane Ave. and north and south by South Galvez St. and Claiborne Ave. The VA site is bordered east and west by Canal and Tulane and north and south by South Rocheblave and South Galvez.

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