Brief: New Orleans City Council approves construction

Maroon Staff

The construction of a Wal-Mart store in Gentilly was approved by the New Orleans City Council on Feb. 7. The project’s details have been finalized and have been estimated to cost $13 million. The new store will be located in the Gentilly Woods Shopping Center on Chef Menteur Highway. 

“We have been waiting anxiously for three years for this project to begin. The neighborhood is looking forward to having this much needed retail outlet in the Gentilly Woods community,” Cynthia Hedge-Morrell District “D” Councilmember said.