Yesterday, Circle Food Store finally re-opened. I've heard a whole lot about the quality of groceries there, about its important role for the community etc, but what I (and probably most of us) most know this store for is the fact that just about every article or documentary about Katrina had that picture of the store on the corner, surrounded by flood waters.
It was abandoned for years, it was some time last year that they started working on it again. I've been passing it on my bike trips a lot and followed the reconstruction/rebuilding process, even took some pictures when it was half way there. I'm so excited to see it back up and running.
Yesterday had a big re-opening, with the mayor etc. Just called and was told they're open till 8.30 today. I'll be there. :)