Sunday, August 26, 2007
Freret St. still moving forward 2 Years after Katrina
I have long wanted a shop front in the Freret Street Or Oretha Castle Hailey areas.Both of these neighborhoods have been the domain of the Black community for many decades and the area just has two many empy old shops and great architecture.
I stopped in yesterday afternoon for a buzz around the Bloomin Deals Thrift Shop and to see what was up with new Freret Market, more details on that coming soon.
The Freret neighborhood was abuzz with activity and the thrift store parking lot was full - FULL.It was hard to get a spot.What is so great about this shop is that even though there are no corner stores within about a five block radius (Freret Hardware doesnt count), you can walk to this thrift store or bike very easily. There were plenty of homes being worked on too, so dont let the photos fool you.
However there were quite a few beautiful homes, Like the creole townhouse getting siding (ugh-plastic) and new windows, where they also chose to throw out this cabinet.These are the kind of detials that add values to homes not detract, but keep throwing it out so salvage folks like me can pick it up.
Freret is a hotbed for dumpster diving in the daylight, no yuppie gawkers or competition. Lovely.
Posted by RustChic at 6:29 AM