09 May 2007

Only On Oak

I saw a bumpersticker this morning on a car on South Carrollton:

In October 2006 Oak Street was named one of the four Louisiana Urban
Main Street Program corridors in the City of New Orleans. The
parishline-side of Oak Street from South Carrollton Avenue was
originally the Downtown main drag of the Town of Carrollton. Although
the commerical area never became completely abandoned, it has had its
ups and downs in the last forty years. When I was a kid in the
1970's, I remember Oak being home to many antique stores. Since the
Federal Flood of 2005 several new businesses have opened offsetting
the ones that didn't return. (The "FU" abandonment of New Orleans by
the Feed Store at Oak and on Esplanade Avenue--neither of which
flooded--really bothers me. I suggest avoiding their suburban
locations.) The designation of the street as a Main Street Corridor
is a postive step that in addition to creating a favorable environment
to business (with a concerted marketing effort, etc.) may hasten the
re-surfacing of the street which from what I recall pre-KTMB was
slated to be done in late Fall 2005. That bump between Leonidas and
Monroe is ridiculous--and gotten worse.


At May 09, 2007 10:57 PM, Blogger Cade said...

They were working on that bump this afternoon.

At May 09, 2007 11:39 PM, Blogger Seymour D. Fair said...

You're kidding me, right??

It has been there for over TEN YEARS and thats no exaggeration.

At May 10, 2007 10:47 PM, Blogger mominem said...

You're aware of course that the only thing at the usl is a sinle image.

Who is behind the bumper sticker?

At May 22, 2007 1:20 AM, Blogger LisaPal said...

I've always called that bump the Oak St. Ski Jump and for many years have been taking the nicely resurfaced section of Willow in order to avoid it.


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