Christopher Hillard 
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Posted by Christopher Hillard on 07/25/2015 at 9:42 AM

Re: “First look at Jack & Jake's in Central City

Also, t70119. While I'm not going to defend the quality of NOLA schools, there is a brand new school just at the other end of O.C. Haley, James M. Singleton Charter School, which is very much in the Central City neighborhood and was presumably built as a replacement. On balance, I'd say a proper grocery store is probably a better use, especially since most students bus, so the idea of the neighborhood school isn't really the reality in New Orleans anymore.

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Posted by Christopher Hillard on 05/15/2015 at 12:15 PM

Re: “First look at Jack & Jake's in Central City

Rob,

Yeah they seem to be pretty socially conscious.

Marcaroni,

The free market is not a panacea and it is does not always follow the rational course. Other factors besides the available market often go into decisions about where developers set up. Things like neighborhood perception. There are actually a lot of studies out there suggesting that not only are these neighborhoods underserved, they are also undervalued when it comes to the potential market. Furthermore, there is almost no development regardless of neighborhood that does not receive some sort of government subsidy, be it a BID or a TIF or some sort of infrastructural accommodation. I'll also say that I don't think you can discount lack of access to fresh produce as a major factor in the diets of low income people, and furthermore, if any sort of positive change is going to happen then rectifying that imbalance is going to be fundamental. The world is not static, changes can and do happen when we put forth the effort and thought that is needed.

I also think that between this, Cafe Reconcile, the Bakery and the Arts Center O.C. Haley is really picking up steam.

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Posted by Christopher Hillard on 05/15/2015 at 12:10 PM

Re: “First look at Jack & Jake's in Central City

What a fantastic adaptive re-use. I'm so glad this building has gotten a second life after the fire.

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Posted by Christopher Hillard on 05/15/2015 at 8:48 AM

Re: “As the Carver Theater prepares to reopen, a look at the renovations

I wish I could be there for the grand opening. It's really looking great.

Posted by Christopher Hillard on 04/23/2014 at 8:23 PM

Re: “The Carver Theater reopens April 30 with Big Chief Donald Harrison

Hurray! That is wonderful news.

Posted by Christopher Hillard on 04/04/2014 at 4:04 PM

Re: “What's going on with McDonogh 16?

Now that is some great news.

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Posted by Christopher Hillard on 01/21/2014 at 12:49 PM

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