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Wendell Pierce Spars With Marigny Neighborhood Group

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Actor Wendell Pierce, a strong voice in the conversation about New Orleans development and gentrification, is having some drama with the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association. He blasted the group in a series of tweets over a vacant property on St. Claude Avenue that Pierce and business partner Troy Henry want to develop.

WWL reported that the president of the association, Lisa Suarez, said she just wants "sensitive development" in the area. The property in question? A former auto parts store at 2501 St. Claude Avenue that's sat blighted for years. There seems to be no chill on the amount of drama around this neighborhood, right?

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