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ReFresh Project, New Orleans, LA

ReFresh Project turns a formerly vacant building – located at the intersection of several historic neighborhoods, including Tremé, Faubourg St. John and Mid-City – into a 60,000 square foot ‘fresh food hub,’ revitalizing an area that was previously known as a ‘food desert.’ This is a traditionally underserved area, with high poverty and unemployment rates.

Tenants include:

  • A 25,000 square foot Whole Foods supermarket, which will anchor the surrounding small business corridor.
  • A commercial kitchen and café operated by Liberty’s Kitchen, a nonprofit culinary workforce development organization focused on at-risk youth.
  • A teaching and nutrition education kitchen operated by Tulane University.
  • Office space for a local charter school operator, nonprofit organizations and accessory parking.