Mid-City Metairie?: Development on N. Carrollton Avenue

Neighbors would like to see local businesses, not chain stores, at the site of the old Home Depot

Carrollton Avenue between Bienville Street and Orleans Avenue has come to be known — not so affectionately — as Little Metairie. The Mid-City Market opened in 2013 with a mix of local shops sharing space with suburban storefronts, a sprawling parking lot and national chains like Panera Bread, Pei Wei Asian Diner, Pizza Hut and Office Depot. Anchoring the development is Winn-Dixie, setting up shop across Carrollton from its grocery store competitor Rouses.

Both developments share space with the burgeoning Lafitte Greenway, an ambitious 2.6-mile "linear" park, pedestrian and bike path and green space that spans from Treme's Louis Armstrong Park to Lakeview. A bike lane runs alongside Rouses and crosses Carrollton to the Mid-City Market.

Source: The Gambit

Full Article: http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/mid-city-metairie-development-on-n-carrollton-avenue/Content?oid=2672529

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