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When is construction going to begin on the new Hubig's building on Press Street? 

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click to enlarge It could be a while before Hubig's pies return to grocery store shelves, although plans have been developed to replace the plant that was destroyed by fire by moving Hubig's to a building on Press Street.

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It could be a while before Hubig's pies return to grocery store shelves, although plans have been developed to replace the plant that was destroyed by fire by moving Hubig's to a building on Press Street.

Hey Blake,

When is construction going to begin on the new Hubig's building on Press Street?

Dear Reader,

  Many of us certainly miss the famous individually sized, fruit-filled pies. Unfortunately, construction of the new building seems to be on hold for now.

  Simon Hubig Pie Company was located at 2417 Dauphine St. in the Faubourg Marigny. It had been there since 1921, when baker Simon Hubig's successful chain branched out from Texas.

  The New Orleans location of the chain was the only one that survived the Depression. It didn't, however, survive a five-alarm fire that destroyed the building in the summer of 2012.

  Plans were developed to have the company work from a 16,000-square-foot, two-story industrial building on Press Street between North Rampart and Burgundy streets, and last summer the New Orleans City Council granted approval for the relocation. To date, however, there has been no activity at the site.

  According to news reports, the lack of progress stems from financial disagreements between Hubig's owners Otto Ramsey and Lamar Bowman.

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