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Eli

21 neighbors want a permanent night market in St. Claude, New Orleans.

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Everyone loves stall markets where you can get arts and crafts, cheap street food, second-hand clothes, etc. They become built into a city's cultural fabric and represent great opportunities for inexperienced and part-time retailers to find a place in the market.

New Orleans, because of its food and craft cultures, is overripe for a permanent outdoor marketplace. The French Market only nominally qualifies. Its high prices, generally kitschy goods, and location in the French Quarter make it tourist-only. Its regulations and fees create barriers for new sellers.

A market in NOLA would provide an incredible opportunity for small-scale retailers, farmers, and aspirant cooks while also providing a great experience for local consumers. If it is 24-hour, it could provide a greater mixture of consumers and sellers.

Night markets are really popular and prevalent in SE Asia and W Africa. Here in the US, they've been successful in NYC but also in smaller cities like Richmond, VA.

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Joy M. Bruce
Jessica Rohloff
Christopher C. Brown
Vicky Leung
Anthony Favre
Christine Moser
Tee Parham
Dan
Candy Chang
Rob
Alan Joseph Williams
Tex Jernigan
Tom K.
David Chang
Carsie Blanton
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Neighborland

The Frenchman Night Market at 619 Frenchman (by the Spotted Cat) is now open Thursday - Sunday - www.facebook.com/Frenchmenartm...

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Posted Jul 24, 2013
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Night Market on St. Claude

This Saturday, Neighborland is co-sponsoring the city's first-ever Night Market along with St. Claude Main Street (SCMS) and the local arts group Press St

handbook.neighborland.com/nigh...

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Posted Feb 9, 2012
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Anthony Favre

for the idea of the market. against reducing lanes on Jeff Davis. There are buildings and lots around the end of the bayou that can be used for this. like the brake tag station

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Posted Oct 12, 2012
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Posted May 10, 2012
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tippy tippens

Anything going on for earth day? [ weekend of April 21, 22 ]

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Posted Mar 31, 2012
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Alan Joseph Williams

It is mixed use, but mostly multi-family residential (2 - 5 units probably). They have pretty generous setbacks and there is a good tree canopy. With the light traffic on Jeff Davis, I think you could kill a lane of traffic to ease with the movement of vendors.

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Posted Jun 10, 2011
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Eli

What kind of residential and commercial streetwall currently fronts the neutral ground on the section of Jeff Davis you're talking about?

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Posted Jun 9, 2011
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Alan Joseph Williams

I think Bayou St. John, or Mid-City generally, is the perfect place for a locals-oriented marketplace. If it was adjacent to the Canal Streecar line, it would still get a ton of traffic from visitors.

How about N Jeff Davis Neutral Ground, between Canal and Bayou St. John? It would be a great "pathway" to the Bayou and the Lafitte Corridor. I am pretty sure that access from the highway would be pretty easy too, which is important if you are going to get seafood vendors and the like from the outskirts of town.

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Posted Jun 9, 2011
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