Date of Award
Urban and Regional Planning
Planning and Urban Studies
The corner store represents a significant part of New Orleans' history and neighborhoods. From essential grocery providers to bars and restaurants full of local character, these buildings have held a number of roles in the community. These roles have changed in response to development patterns, market pressures, and land-use regulation. A number of these traditional businesses still exist today as neighborhood cultural institutions throughout the city. Many more, however, have faced conversions to residential buildings, abandonment, or demolition. This case study addresses the significance of the corner store, identifies a number of factors leading to its decline, and suggests that a newly revised Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance in the city of New Orleans should reserve a place for these neighborhood businesses.
McCarthy, Andrea, "Corner Culture: Corner Stores in the Black Pearl Neighborhood of New Orleans" (2010). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1226.