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May 17, 2006
..Robert Fresh Market has reached an agreement to open a store on the corner of Claiborne and Carrollton, one of the top areas in district a for redevelopment. Robert, the Pivach-Perino family and Walgreen said that they would bring plans to the city planning commission that show similar uniform facades which reflect the historic character of New Orleans architecture for the Robert’s Fresh Market and the Walgreen’s though each will be stand alone buildings and the fire station on the back of the property will remain. The Walgreen will have a drive through pharmacy.
This is a great day for the neighborhoods in the Carrollton-Claiborne area because their leaders, including id Demarest and Terry Walker of the fountainbleu neighborhood improvement association and gene fisher of Carrollton United, have worked so hard to make these businesses feel confident that they are making a good investment in our community…
An excerpt from a press release by former Concilman Jay Batt
For more from the neighborhood:
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Robert Fresh Market supports the 2006 Faubourg Marigny improvement association home tour.
Robért’s was proud to assist the fmia with donated water and snacks for the 2006 34th annual home tour and gathering at Washington Square Park. Robérts was there to show support for the neighborhood and assure everyone that with time and patience Robért Fresh Market will return to their neighborhood with a brand new, fresh, innovated, full service, prepared food grocery store at the corner of Elysian fields and St. Claude Ave.
…The Faubourg Marigny improvement association (fmia) announces an exciting array of homes, local artists and musicians who will join in the historic neighborhood’s 34 th annual home tour may 21, 2006. The home tour, concert and art market are part of a yearlong celebration of the Faubourg Marigny’s bicentennial.
Washington Square Park (700 Elysian fields) is the epicenter of the home tour experience.There, tour-goers can purchase tickets from 11 am – 3 pm May 21 for the self-guided walking tour of seven of the neighborhood’s most magnificent historic and post-Katrina renovated homes. The self-guided tour starts at 12 pm where visitors will get an inside look at the treasures hidden behind the facades of New Orleans’ oldest homes.