A tipster let us know that the Zara's Supermarket building in the Lower Garden District is indeed for sale. The rumermongering began last fall when Eater NOLA reported that the neighborhood grocery and po'boy place was locked up. There was never an official notice, not even a going out of business sale, so who knows what happened there (Know what happened? Spill the beans!). An attempt to get a hold of owner Joey Zara wasn't successful but a call to the sister-store, Zara's Lil' Giant at 4838 Prytania St. (which is still open, by the way), confirmed that the Lower Garden District location is indeed closed. Those who want to get a piece of this LGD pie are looking at a $1,400,000 asking price, which includes the old Zara's retail space, the rentals above it, a small parking lot in the back, and the house next door — so that's ten apartments total. The listing does note that the "business is still in operation and is for sale separately," just in case the future buyer wants to bring back the Zara's name.
The shuttering of Zara's isn't the only change on Prytania and Josephine Street, which is quite the hoppin' block of real estate right now. Across the street, eight new row houses are taking over the empty lot where the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church used to be and they are expected to hit the market for $600,000 to $700,000. And at Prytania and Jackson Avenue, a 13,000-square-foot mansion from 1857, currently doing business as the Magnolia Mansion b&b/event space, is on the market for $4.5 million.
· Listing: 2042 Prytania St. [RE/MAX]
· Is Zara's in LGD shuttered? [Eater NOLA]
· Prytania Street rowhouses coverage [Curbed NOLA]
· Lower Garden District mansion-turned-b&b wants $4.5M [Curbed NOLA]