Originally Posted by ardecila
I know this is a city of food, but the number of restaurants, food retailers, and drugstores opening up is getting pretty absurd. There are still huge swaths of the city without grocery stores, while the wealthier parts of the city have far more than they need. Meanwhile, other types of retailers still cannot be found in the city. There's no Target, Best Buy, sporting goods store, craft store, furniture/housewares store, etc. At least with Mid-City Market, we'll get a pet store (Jefferson Feed).
Im not sure its absurd at all and the reason for the lack of those chain stores is simple. They arent local businesses and their footprints require land assemblage that is difficult in this city. I encourage people on here to think beyond the " either or attitude" that so often has plagued this city and realize we can and will have both a unique culture but also modern chains from other places. Neither should come at the detriment of the other but instead help.
Also in food news( sorry ardecila):
New Brunch Spot for Faubourg Marigny
Posted on March 8, 2012
The Gambit reports that the owners of the Ruby Slipper Café have bought the historic former bank branch at 2001 Burgundy Street in the Marigny triangle area, and they plan to open the third rendition of their breakfast-lunch-and-brunch concept there by the summer.
The first two Ruby Slipper locations were opened in Mid-City and on Magazine St. in the CBD.
Heres the building in question!