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Decisions on local business looking for a spot in the new airport terminal coming today

Rendering of new North Terminal set to open in 2019. (Source: Armstrong International) Rendering of new North Terminal set to open in 2019. (Source: Armstrong International)
KENNER, LA (WVUE) -

Groups hoping to open a store in the new passenger terminal at Louis Armstrong International Airport made their pitches today.

The New Orleans Aviation Board Selection committee heard the proposals from four national companies that want to help develop the space inside the terminal.

Whoever secures the bid will then help facilitate which vendors go into the terminal.

The goal is to bring as many local vendors as possible.

The 30-gate, $800 million terminal is under construction and is expected to open in February 2019.

One of the locals hoping to secure a spot inside the terminal is Sucre owner Tariq Hanna.

He's working with the Hudson Group, one of the four putting in bids today, who want to help him open a Sucre stand-alone cafe inside the terminal.

“The idea of being included in the big picture of the new airport with all the new restaurants and the brands and even being part of being in the same breath as the New Orleans Saints is really quite an honor," Hanna said.

The committee should make its decision Tuesday afternoon.

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