NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A piece of Central City history is set to take on a new life, soon the historic 100-year-old Myrtle Banks school will be home to Jack & Jake’s Public Market.
Reconstruction efforts began last year for the new store and office space. Amiee Quirk, Advisor to the Mayor for Economic Development said the new store will provide more fresh food options for the neighborhood.
“We know that grocery stores anchor communities and they provide jobs, they provide fresh food, and they allow for revitalization of old buildings,” Quirk said.
Classes stopped at Myrtle Banks in 2002, and a fire in 2008 almost destroyed building for good.