Used to be a bank. Now it’s a dollar store.

Family Dollar

What does this say about the state of our local economy? Or the national economy for that matter?

And yes this photo was taken at dawn. I was riding my bike down Canal Street in New Orleans at 6:30 AM in February, on my way to do a little extra work.

  1. Better the family dollar than nothing.

    It ended up being a low cost alternative for some holiday decorations and supplies. And I try to remember it is there when I need something I think I can use from there. I’ll take it to the addition of Walgreens” (which is pretty much the “general store” in New Orleans). But the reason we get family dollars and dollar generals and other low end retailers is because our stupidly restrictive and convoluted land use policies has run off most major retailers and developers.

  2. “But the reason we get family dollars and dollar generals and other low end retailers is because our stupidly restrictive and convoluted land use policies has run off most major retailers and developers.”

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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