Central City – a New Orleans neighborhood that is often misunderstood. Some people turn their noses up to it knowing nothing more about, or even where it truly lies. Those folks who call it home would tell you how they know all their neighbors, how they have lived there for generations, how it’s seen a great change in the past decade, and how any given Sunday- you might see a second line coming down the street. They have seen Oretha Castle Haley blossom with restaurants, a marketplace, gyms, and even a food court. Check out some of Central City’s local businesses.
International Vintage Guitars
Formerly located above New Orleans Music Exchange on Magazine, International Vintage Guitars has been in their Central City location for about a year and a half. This shop specializes in vintage, new, & used guitar, as well as amps and accessories. Having been in business for 30 years, they have established themselves as a reputable shop for any music enthusiast in search of unique instruments. They offer private guitar lessons and their website features an array of instruments for sale too.
The Dryades Wellness Center is located in the heart of Central City, adjacent to Singleton Charter School. With reasonable rates, a membership will gain you access to the fully equipped gym, including locker rooms, showers, and a pool. Brightly lit & spacious, they also offer free classes to members, such as spin and aerobics. You can also pay for private training sessions with their qualified staff. Space is also available for party rentals and events, including community rooms for your next meeting. Like to get involved with your community? The Dryades YMCA is a great spot to consider if you’re interested in volunteer opportunities too.
Owner Adam Montegut opened New Orleans Tattoo Museum and Studio in 2014. The museum is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the New Orleans tattoo community through its intriguing collection of memorabilia and its cataloging efforts. Well respected within the tattoo world, this studio features 3 full-time artists – each bringing their own unique style to the table. Drop in to see the current collection of tattoo history or for some fresh ink.