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Dollar Bank

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.

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6 Comments

  1. liz liz

    I’m not sure what to say about what this photos says about the economy. I really like the picture, though. The light in the darkness to be specific.

  2. Julie (Marietta,GA) Julie (Marietta,GA)

    Bart,
    Is this location Canal and Broad? I haven’t been home for a while but it looks familiar.

  3. You got it, Julie.

    Thanx, Liz.

  4. I beleive the owner was very eager to tear the place down completely. I’d rather have it in active – if less than robust – use than completely rubblized.

  5. anthony anthony

    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.

  6. Courrèges Courrèges

    “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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