Hubig’s Pie gets approval to rebuild
24th June 2013 · 0 Comments
Hubig’s Pie has been approved by the City Council for a new location. It was a unanimous vote by the Council, 7-0, for the new location which is on the boundary of the Bywater and Marigny and is surrounded by Press, N. Rampart and St. Ferdinand streets. The new site currently belongs to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA).
Destroyed by a massive fire in July, 2012, the bakery had been located on Dauphine Street in the Faubourg Marigny.
“This is an important step towards bringing back Hubig’s, a great institution that holds a special place for so many New Orleanians,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a statement. “Since last year’s fire, my Office of Economic Development and the New Orleans Business Alliance, along with the state and other partners, have worked closely with the owners to assess options to restart Hubig’s operations.
“I want to thank the Ramsey and Bowman families and the NOCCA Institute for their work to move this project forward.”
Although the Council was unanimous in their vote, there was some opposition from neighbors who worry about potential traffic and drainage problems.
Hubig’s was first built in 1921 and when the old location burned down, people made a mad rush to get their hands on what could have been the last pies in existence.
This article originally published in the June 24, 2013 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper.