Poke Loa to Open Third Location in the South Market District, Downtown New Orleans
August 09, 2017
Poke Loa’s new location will open in fall 2017. The restaurant will open in the space currently occupied by Hattie Sparks boutique.

NEW ORLEANS – The Domain Companies has announced the addition of Poke Loa to the South Market District. This will be the third location for the restaurant, which is currently open on Magazine Street and under construction in Old Metairie.

“Poke Loa is thrilled to bring a healthy lunch or dinner option to New Orleans, Old Metairie, and now South Market,” said Cecile Hardy Tanguis, partner at Poke Loa. “We couldn’t be happier to add another location to the family, and are proud to bring Poke Loa to Downtown’s residents and visitors.”

Poke Loa will take over the space currently occupied by Hattie Sparks, which will close on September 2, 2017 to concentrate on e-commerce efforts and the boutique’s upcoming location in the New Orleans Airport expansion project.

“After nearly six years of bringing the best of local, Southern, and independently-made products to New Orleans, we’ve decided to shift our focus,” said Hattie Moll, owner at Hattie Sparks. “It has been an incredibly rewarding experience to build this brand from a small shop Uptown to a prime location in the South Market District, and we’re excited to see where this next step leads.”

Poke Loa’s new location will bring the same bright and cheery atmosphere as the Magazine Street site. Customers will indulge on fresh fish (delivered twice daily), fluffy rice, crunchy vegetables, and house-made sauces.

“After receiving strong retail interest in the available space, we’re excited to welcome Poke Loa to the South Market District,” said Matt Schwartz, principal at The Domain Companies. “We wish Hattie Sparks the best as they expand their business offerings, and look forward to Poke Loa enjoying much success in their new location.”


About the South Market District

The South Market District encompasses a burgeoning five-block area in the heart of Downtown New Orleans. The first mixed-use, transit-oriented development Downtown, South Market combines luxury apartments with some of the city’s best retailers, restaurants, and entertainment venues including the nearby Ace Hotel. Once complete, the $500M South Market will include 1,000 luxury apartments and condominiums, 200,000 square feet of retail space including a 40,000sf full-service gourmet grocer (Rouses Market), and 1,300 garage parking spaces. www.southmarketdistrict.com

About The Domain Companies

Founded in 2004, The Domain Companies is based in New Orleans and New York and specializes in the development and management of unique, mixed-use properties in core urban locations. Domain creates high-quality properties that stand apart through innovative design and exceptional management, enhancing the communities in which they build. Domain’s projects include the new construction and preservation of affordable, mixed-income, and luxury housing; the acquisition and repositioning of distressed housing; historic restoration; brownfield redevelopment; seniors and special needs housing; and hospitality, retail, and commercial development. www.thedomaincos.com


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