Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Location, location, location
When the parcels of land needed for the 1984 New Orleans World's Fair were acquired there were plenty of businesses left just outside the fair boundary. Most of them continued doing their normal work (those that were actually in operation in the run down area used for the fair) but a few took advantage of the millions of guests passing through the area. Imagine how happy the owner of this liquor store must have been when he found out the crowds using the City Gate entrance would be passing right by his door step.
I guess he didn't do as much business as he may have originally hoped to for there's a big sale underway in this shot. The fair would be closing in 8 days, though, so it was certainly time to try to clear out the inventory.
I wonder if anyone else has ever had a store so close to a fair entrance?