The failed, vacant Louisiana ArtWorks complex that’s being sold brought in four bids by Tuesday’s deadline.
Two of the bidders — the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute and Launch Pad, a tech incubator — had announced their plans in recent days.
The Lens reported the identity of a third bidder: the advisory board of the Louisiana Civil Rights Museum.
From The Lens:
The museum group wants to use the building “to report on the civil rights story for all people in Louisiana,” said Madlyn Bagneris, a retired Entergy executive and civic activist who is president of the Friends of the Civil Rights Museum. She said the museum would tell the story through permanent and traveling exhibits and serve as a place for lectures. She said the museum would have retail space to generate income.The museum was created by a unanimous vote of the state Legislature in 2004 and is supposed to be housed in New Orleans but has yet to secure the necessary funding or find a home. Bagneris said the museum has $1.5 million in state funds.
[…] The nonprofit group that owned the project put it up for bid in December. Other bidders included co-working space Launchpad and plans for a civil rights museum. […]