Shuttered and vacant since Hurricane Katrina and a year out of a lengthy lawsuit with the former landlords, it looks like the ball is finally rolling with the development of the Robért Fresh Market on St. Claude Avenue and Elysian Fields. Because of the square footage of the planned supermarket, a conditional use permit is required, so Team Robért must go before the City Planning Commission and City Council. As part of the Neighborhood Participation Program, a meeting tonight (6 p.m. at 2624 Burgundy St.) will cover details on the proposed project, and is step one before they submit their application to the CPC. According to the city's One Stop App website for permits and licences, Robért Fresh Market turned in plans to the Architectural Review Committee last month.
· Robért Fresh Market press release [official site]
· Robert Fresh Market reaches settlement with the Schwegmanns on St. Claude store [NOLA.com]