Groundbreaking held for historic Circle Food Store

New Orleans, La. - Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city leaders broke ground Monday on a new chapter for the 22,000 square foot facility. A million dollar loan through city hall's fresh food retailer initiative will help bring life to the Treme area, along with $9 million in tax credits and other programs that will go into the historic site.

For residents, the Circle Food Store was a place residents bought everything from school uniforms to milk to medicine.

Dwayne Boudreaux is majority owner of the food store where he was manager in the 80's.

The market's history goes back to the late 1800's and it was a meeting place for people all over the city.

The iconic landmark is slated to have customers in it by the time the weather warms up.