Not the place.
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.
Yeah they seem to be pretty socially conscious.
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.
What a fantastic adaptive re-use. I'm so glad this building has gotten a second life after the fire.
I wish I could be there for the grand opening. It's really looking great.
Hurray! That is wonderful news.
Now that is some great news.
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