Oak Street (New Orleans)
Historic Oak Street is located in the Carrollton neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans. The section of the street from Carrollton Ave to Leake Ave was thoroughly renovated as part of a government-funded revitalization project in 2009. 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.
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