Culinary and Hospitality Institute Finally Closes on Artworks Building Purchase

by • April 21, 2014 • NewsComments (3)2526

Louisiana Art WorksThe New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) has finally closed on the purchase of the Louisiana Artworks building, a 93,000 square foot art complex in the Warehouse District.

The Lens reported NOCHI closed on the building Friday April 18 for $6.2 million after months of going through a public bid process.   Other bidders included coworking and startup incubator Launch Pad and the Civil Rights Museum.

NOCHI is made up of a team of local culinary all stars, including Dickie Brennan, Ti Martin, and John Besh.  The group plans to convert the Artworks Building into a culinary incubator, which will include Delgado Community College’s culinary program, a four year culinary degree from the University of New Orleans and an executive chef master’s program through Tulane University

The renovation plans will cost an additional $9 million.

 

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3 Responses to Culinary and Hospitality Institute Finally Closes on Artworks Building Purchase

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  3. […] New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) purchased the building from the Arts Council of New Orleans a few years ago for $6.2 million, after a auction for the property.  Other bidders included co-working community Launch Pad and […]

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