What's in store: Pet Care Center

The clinic's main campus has been in business nearly 60 years
The Pet Care Center's (citywide; www.petcarecenterinc.com) main campus has been in business since 1958, originally functioning as a clinic for the racehorses at then-neighbor Jefferson Downs racetrack. Now, the main office of the hospital for small animals sits adjacent to Lafreniere Park in Metairie, and there are satellite locations scattered throughout the New Orleans area.

What's in store: NOLA Sole Podiatry

Drs. Kristina Barreiro-Robertson and Taylor Robertson are doctors with sole
Husband and wife Drs. Kristina Barreiro-Robertson and Taylor Robertson are the podiatrists behind NOLA Sole Podiatry (1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101, 504-302-1586; www.nolasolepodiatry.com), a practice that treats New Orleans residents' foot ailments.

What's in store: Short Stop Poboys

The Metairie shop has been family owned for more than 50 years
"Everything with cheese," says Jerry Hendrick, owner of Short Stop Poboys (119 Transcontinental Ave., Metairie, 504-885-4572; www.shortstoppoboysno.com). "Always.

What's in store: Hainkel Home

The city's second-oldest nursing home and health center
Opened in 1891, the John J. Hainkel Jr. Home and Rehabilitation Center (612 Henry Clay Ave., 504-896-5900; www.hainkelhome.com) is a nonprofit nursing home and health center run by Mary Brooks Rodrigue.  Rodrigue has been affiliated with the "unique little nursing home" for almost 20 years, and is now president of the board.

What's in store: NOLA Til Ya Die

NOLA Til Ya Die (3536 Toulouse St., 504-281-4928; www.nolatilyadie.com), founded by Kathleen McCall, is a call to arms for those who consider themselves New Orleanians now and forever. McCall was looking for a simple way to explain that she wouldn't be leaving New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

What's in store: Copper Monkey Bar & Grill

Victor Pastor manages the Copper Monkey Grill (725 Conti St., 504-527-0869; www.coppermonkeygrill.com), but he has been affiliated with the company since it opened in 2006.  "I either drank there or I worked there," he says, "but I've been here the whole time."

What's in store: Mardi Gras Zone

Royal Street's "full-scale supermarket and party supply store"
In 2000, entrepreneur Benny Naghi purchased a warehouse in Faubourg Marigny that formerly was a place to clean tanks used in offshore ventures. His vision for the building was entirely different than its previous purpose, focusing on the festivities of New Orleans.

What's in store: Bra Genie

Jeanne Emory, owner of Bra Genie (2881 Highway 190, Mandeville, 985-951-8638; www.thebragenie.com), DRAWS ON her many years in the bra industry to make women feel their best. Born and raised in Michigan, Emory graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in fashion merchandising and has been working in the bra industry since 1999.

What's in store: Chronos

Chronos (3200 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 504-267-4549; www.chronosbhw.com) is locally owned and operated by Drs. Mace Scott and Miguel Aguilera.

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