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Alan Joseph Williams

106 neighbors want Circle Foods renovated in Seventh Ward, New Orleans.

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As most of us know, we need more groceries in New Orleans.

The downtown neighborhoods are particularly under-served. We need places that stock fresh produce and the full range of products a family needs on a regular basis.

The Circle Food Store should be renovated and re-opened!

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St. Bernard Avenue and Claiborne Avenue

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Dan

Here's a statement from the Mayor's office on 1/14 on construction starting:

At a groundbreaking event today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, owner Dwayne Boudreaux, key partners and supporters marked the start of an $8 million restoration of the iconic Circle Food Store, 1522 St. Bernard Avenue. The project will create an estimated 75 new jobs, many directed to residents of the Seventh Ward and the bordering Treme neighborhood.

The Circle Food Store, located at the corner of St. Bernard and North Claiborne Avenues, was incorporated in 1938 and for years provided groceries, prepared food, and services such as a pharmacy, a doctor, a dentist, a chiropractor, check cashing and banking and a place to buy school uniforms.

new.nola.gov/mayor/press-relea...

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Posted Feb 4, 2013
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Alan Joseph Williams

Great news, confirmation from the TP again that things are on track for Circle Foods to re-open in 2013:

www.nola.com/business/index.ss...

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Posted Dec 26, 2012
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jfournie

The Times-Pic published yesterday that Circle Foods is slated to re-open by Easter 2013. photos.nola.com/tpphotos/2012/...

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Posted Aug 3, 2012
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Alan Joseph Williams
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Iconic Circle Food Store receives $1 million loan

The community market and landmark gets a boost from the city's Fresh Food Retailer Initiative.

www.bestofneworleans.com/blogo...

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Posted Aug 2, 2012
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Khanh Nguyen

Renovation would also create part-time jobs for the neighborhood teens! Do we have to keep it as Circle Food Store? C'mon Rouse's, Breaux Mart, Robert's...step up.

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Posted Jul 5, 2012
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Robin

I am afraid that there has not been much movement since the article a year ago. The spokesperson Samuel Cook's agency, NHS (neighborhood housing services) has since closed its center from the 7th ward. It's really too bad because I would love to go shopping here and keep my money in the neighborhood and city by shopping at the Circle Food Store.

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Posted Jul 3, 2012
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Thomas Morgan

Anyone have any updates since this was published:
thelensnola.org/2011/07/21/cir...

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Posted May 19, 2012
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jfournie

I went into get my building permit and the lady who assisted me told me anecdotally that the property owner for Circle Foods had just gotten his permits a few weeks before. All they need now is all the ca$h money to finish the project.

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Posted Aug 29, 2011
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Derek Scontrino

I like the idea of returning to to a roundabout. Are there any statues monuments in the city that could use a better home?

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Posted Aug 9, 2011
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Dan

Some encouraging news here: www.thefoodtrust.org/php/press...

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Posted Aug 1, 2011
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