What's in store: PHINA

The boutique expands
Consider the new 400-square-foot boutique on Magazine Street a curated alcove of PHINA (3013 Magazine St., 504-510-5777; 3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-888-4141; www.phinashop.com), the newly rebranded store of sisters Jessica Woodward and Jenny McGuinness. The sisters and their mother, Linda Dalton, recently acquired their second store.

What's in store: House of Blues New Orleans

The venue opened in 1994
Frequent concertgoers in the city probably have been to House of Blues (225 Decatur St., 504-310-4999; www.houseofblues.com/neworleans) at least once. General Manager Robert Rizzuto explains the idea for the venue was conceived after the success of "The Blues Brothers" sketch from NBC network's Saturday Night Live and the eponymous 1980 feature film, both starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.

What's in store: Ra Shop

The tobacco and vape store spans 11 locations in Louisiana and Mississippi
Before one-click shopping and the current wave of marijuana reform, a business opened its doors in Mandeville providing an alternative smoke shop to a region previously devoid of such amenities. Since opening in 1994, Ra Shop (citywide; www.rashop.us) continues to grow.

3-course interview: Vince Hayward, CEO of Camellia Beans

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum's red beans and rice exhibit opens Aug. 3
The Southern Food & Beverage Museum debuts New Orleans: A Red Bean City Thursday, Aug. 3. The new exhibit examines the history and traditions associated with red beans and rice.

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."


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