Oak Street (New Orleans)

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Oak Street is a historic street located in the Carrollton neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans.[1]

The section of the street from Carrollton Avenue to Leake Avenue was thoroughly renovated as part of a government-funded revitalization project in 2009.[2] The street had long housed some of the city's more renowned nightclubs, restaurants, shops and cafes, such as the Maple Leaf Bar, Jacque-Imo's Cafe, and Rue de la Course. The post-Hurricane Katrina renovations led to the emergence of a number of new businesses and venues.

Its variety of eateries and boutiques, combined with its proximity to the South Carrollton Avenue streetcar line, have made this stretch of Oak Street a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. It has also become a common location for many of the film and television shoots that have led to the city of New Orleans being nicknamed "Hollywood South," following a series of industry-geared tax breaks. Oak Street also plays host to the annual Oak Street Po' Boy Festival and serves as the base for the Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade every summer.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McNulty, Ian (March 28, 2017). "New Oak Street restaurant DTB takes 'down the bayou' flavors through uncharted waters". The Advocate. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Price, Todd A. (January 8, 2013). "Oak Street's dining scene is richer than ever, but the Uptown stretch still has that small-town feel". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Oak Street Po-Boy Festival delayed until November 12". WGNO. October 18, 2017. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Mirfiq, Diana (August 28, 2013). "'Oak Street does Mardi Gras in August". The Maroon. Retrieved June 12, 2018.