Shake Shack, Mondo, Leah's Kitchen. Big changes are coming to New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport! Construction began in early 2016 and a new 35-gate terminal is expected to open May 2019. With increased service via 17 airlines and 59 non-stop destinations, including 7 international destinations, MSY was ready for a expansion!
The idea is to replace the aging terminal, which dates to 1959, with an airport more in line with modern travel and passenger expectations. Two concourses with a total of 35 gates will be behind a single consolidated checkpoint, rather than the existing disconnected concourses with separate checkpoints.
The modern glass terminal was designed by a team that included renowned Argentinian architect Cesar Pelli. The project also includes a 2,190-car parking garage, a central utility plant and a ground transportation staging area.
Unlike now, nearly all of the stores and restaurants will be located behind security, where passengers spend most of their time and money. The new terminal will be home to a fresh lineup of high-profile local restaurants and national chains, including:
New Orleans Airport Main Terminal Restaurants and Retail Outlets
The Advocate (retail)
Dylan's Candy Bar
Mondo, by Chef Susan Spicer, modeled after her Lakeview global cuisine spot
Leah's Kitchen, , developed by Edgar "Dooky" Chase IV in honor of his grandmother, Leah Chase.
Ye Olde College Inn
Cafe du Monde
The Score Board
Dirty Coast (retail)
Angelo Brocato, the century-old gelato brand
Sazerac, with New Orleans-style cocktails
The Great American Bagel Bakery
Emeril's Table from Emeril Lagasse's restaurant group
Lolli and Pops (retail)
Pulp & Grind
The Munch Factory, by husband-wife team Jordan and Alexis Ruiz
Cure cocktails by mixologist Neal Bodenheimer.
NOLA Couture (retail)
Fleurty Girl (retail)
Brighton Collectibles (retail)
Folse Market, by Chef John Folse featuring seafood, po'boys, charcuterie, coffee and wine.
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