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Lawsuit filed to stop Marigny convenience store development

Lawsuit filed to stop Marigny convenience store development

Developer Troy Henry is joining forces with actor Wendell Pierce to open a Sterling Express store on St. Claude Ave.  (Source: FOX 8 photo) Developer Troy Henry is joining forces with actor Wendell Pierce to open a Sterling Express store on St. Claude Ave. (Source: FOX 8 photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Marigny homeowners hope a lawsuit will stop actor Wendell Pierce's plan to open a convenience store in their neighborhood.

According to our partners at Nola.com|The Times-Picayune, plaintiffs say demolition of a dilapidated home in the 2500 block of St. Claude Avenue would cause irreparable loss of the historic significance of the house.

Developer Troy Henry is joining forces with Pierce to open a Sterling Express store on the site. Henry says he has not seen the lawsuit.

Plans for demolition will remain on hold at least until a court hearing on March 16. 

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