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Tackling blight fight and food desert issues all in one sweep (as slow-moving as the process may have been), check out what Robért Fresh Market plans to bring to the long-vacant Marigny structure. If all goes according to plans, the site of the 21,600-square foot supermarket redevelopment on the corner of St. Claude Avenue and Elysian Fields will also have a coffee shop, an outdoor dining area, and 10,710-square-feet of newly constructed commercial space that the Robért Fresh Market guys will lease out. According to WWL, neighbors brought up concerns about parking at yesterday's meeting. Zoning rules call for 150 parking spots for a building of this size and while 82 are provided now, according to Robért's submission to the Architectural Review Committee, they're pushing for 60 parking spaces. Another issue, also mentioned in the talks concerning the still-empty St. Roch Market down the street, was affordability of groceries. Construction could start as soon as six months from now but first, a meeting with the Historic District Landmarks Commission tomorrow.
· Slowly but surely, Robért Market plans are coming along [Curbed NOLA]
· Blighted grocery site steps closer to Robert Fresh Market redevelopment [WWL]
· King Retail Solutions [official site]