The Frenchman Night Market at 619 Frenchman (by the Spotted Cat) is now open Thursday - Sunday - www.facebook.com/Frenchmenartm...
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
Saturday May 12th - www.facebook.com/events/381717...
Anything going on for earth day? [ weekend of April 21, 22 ]
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.
What kind of residential and commercial streetwall currently fronts the neutral ground on the section of Jeff Davis you're talking about?
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.