Good Work Network Kicks Off Food Court Construction

NEW ORLEANS – Good Work Network will kick off construction on its newest project, Roux Carré, the Food Port of New Orleans, on Oct. 30, at 2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

         The Launch Party, sponsored by First NBC Bank, begins at 4:00 p.m. with a ground-breaking ceremony. The ceremony will be followed by a celebration with food from top applicants for Roux Carré vendor spots and live music from The Original Pinettes, the only all-female brass band.

         Roux Carré, the Food Port of New Orleans, is a $1.15 million open-air food court that will feature six enclosed food vendor stalls, a commercial kitchen, covered outdoor seating and gathering space, a cooking demonstration area and a pavilion for community gatherings and performances.

         Drawing on the rich culinary traditions of New Orleans, Roux Carré will celebrate African American, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Good Work Network expects Roux Carré to open in spring 2015. Parking will be provided on site.

         Open from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Roux Carré will feature a snowball stand/ juice bar operated by the Youth Empowerment Program and entertainment coordinated by Ashé Cultural Arts Center. The square will be family friendly and festive.

         "We're excited to restore this area of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. to commerce while incubating emerging food entrepreneurs," said Phyllis Cassidy, Executive Director of Good Work Network. "We believe this project is a reflection of our diverse community, and we're anxious to get started."

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