The Garden District Association is cool with a developer's plan to attract a national retail store, as long as they obey the Good Neighbor Agreement. In an effort to entice West Elm to 2929 Magazine Street, the owner of the building wants to add a second story, increasing the space to 10,000 square feet. An application has already been filed with the City Planning Commission and apparently, a deal is pending with the national furniture and décor retailer.
The majority of the agreement is the usual Garden District Association rules – pick up your trash, "remedy and repair graffiti," and no backlit or neon signs allowed.
But check out these interesting additions:
· The upstairs addition will be for storage only
· They can open no earlier than 9 a.m. and close no later than 7 p.m.
· No Sunday hours
· No semi-truck deliveries (except for the initial opening). All deliveries must be from UPS or Fed-Ex and only between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
· Storefront Plans To Add Second Story For West Elm [Curbed]
· Good Neighbor Agreement [Garden District Association]