Arts & Entertainment,
Business & Economy,
January 21st, 2013
By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Every Super Bowl inspires lofty talk about what it means for the economy of the host city. And there’s no denying Super Bowl 2013 is igniting a burst of activity in New Orleans.
This Super Bowl means the CupCake Fairies, a pair of New Orleans sisters who started their baking business in 2009, are preparing to make thousands of mini cupcakes for three major parties.
It means Kristen Preau with her 3-year-old New Orleans jambalaya mix company, Cook Me Something Mister, plans to make 60 gallons of jambalaya for the NFL Tailgate Party next to the New Orleans Arena.
It means the Solomon Group, a New Orleans production company, is helping build eight sets for 20 CBS shows in Jackson Square, Champion’s Square and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, building a bridge over Decatur Street with faux wrought iron ornamentation exclusively to carry cables for TV sets, lighting massive signs that will wrap Central Business District high rises and constructing temporary bars and settings for private parties.