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City Panel Gives Robért Fresh Market Plans the Thumbs-Up

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If plans keep moving along in a smooth sailing manner, a Robért Fresh Market could be sitting pretty on the corner of St. Claude Avenue and Elysian Fields in about a year. The Marigny site—vacant, blighted, and in food desert territory for nine years now— got the thumbs-up from the City Planning Commission yesterday, The Advocate reports. The slow-moving process was tinged with a lengthy lawsuit with the former landlords but it looks like the development ball is finally rolling. What to look forward to if City Council gives the a-okay: A bit of demo action will take place at some structures at the rear of the store on the N. Rampart Street side, and the main building will get a total makeover and expansion. In addition to the 24,000-square-foot market, there will be a 1,800-square-foot outdoor seating area, two parking lots with room for 68 spots, and 9,300-square-feet of newly constructed retail space (no word on the future tenants yet). As always, stay tuned.
· Plans to reopen historic grocery at St. Claude and Elysian Fields advance [Advocate]
· See what Robért Fresh Market has in store for St. Claude Ave. [Curbed NOLA]