Welcome to a new week and a new edition of NOLA Business Insider. Today, a look at how local malls are changing, a check-in on the struggle to find workers and a look at how Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, is managing through the prevailing conservative winds sweeping the south.
Also in today’s mix are two business stories with some football flair. Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis has a side gig in the restaurant business — and plans to transform an old haunt in Old Metairie. Meanwhile, Jeff Duncan looks at what the blockbuster $4.65 billion sale of the Denver Broncos might mean for the Saints down the line.
MALL MAKEOVERS: Deal talks on the Esplanade Mall in Kenner have put the focus back on the old standbys of retailing: suburban shopping malls. There’s lots happening in the malls dotting the area, and Chad Calder has the details on