New Orleans February 09, 2018
7 Long Gone Places Every New Orleanian Misses
Ready to take a walk down memory lane? A lot of New Orleanians have fond memories of going to the following stores, and we’d love to hear your stories in the comments below! Let’s take a look at some of these New Orleans landmarks that, as Benny Grunch & The Bunch would say, ain’t dere no more!
1. Manuel's Hot Tamales
Manuel's fed New Orleanians delicious hot tamales from when they opened in 1932 until they closed in 2005 due to hurricane Katrina.
The first Schwegmann’s opened in 1946 on St. Claude Avenue, which introduced the world of modern supermarkets to New Orleans. By 1957, there were multiple Schwegmann’s peppered throughout the city, including the one on Old Gentilly Road, which was the biggest supermarket in the world at the time, clocking in at 155,000 square feet. Generations of New Orleanians purchased their groceries here before it closed down in 1999.
Everyone had their favorite treat, what was yours? Turtles? Petit fours? Buttermilk drops? The local bakery chain opened in 1936 and ran until 2000. They may be gone, but their jingle will never be forgotten.
This delicious restaurant was a favorite for those in the Lakeview area. Hurricane George took its toll on the eatery in 1998, but they managed to reopen next door. They operated a few more years until hurricane Katrina forced it to close permanently.
5. K & B
K&B was founded in 1905 and had a good run until it was purchased by Rite Aid in 1997. The stores may be gone, but the color "K&B Purple" will live forever.
6. Krauss Department Store
For more than 90 years, Krauss was one of the most popular department stores in New Orleans. From 1903 until it finally closed down in 1997, many New Orleanians have fond memories of this place. Fun fact: Krauss was the first department store to install air conditioning in 1925 and it was also the first to have escalators!
7. Maison Blanche
Founded in 1897, Maison Blanche is best remembered for introducing Mr. Bingle into our lives.
What’s your favorite bar, restaurant, or store that ain’t dere no more? Let us know in the comments below!