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Warehouse District adds Audubon Insectarium, it adds value to the area!!

     The new Audubon Insectarium opened up last week.  What does this have to do with New Orleans Condos?  The Warehouse District where the Insectarium just opened up is between the New Orleans French Quarter and the Warehouse District.  The Warehouse District Condos area is the “trendy location” for condos in New Orleans Downtown .  Each time another Museum or venue opens it attracts more people to the area. 

      People get exposed to the area that do not know what the area offers.  People spend money and the area develops businesses to take advantage of the people.  It becomes more of a family destination and builds on itself.  People take notice and begin to consider the area for a second home.  Its family friendly and you can walk everywhere for unique experiences.  This may not be in Houston where you drive 50 miles to get a sno-ball.

    Museums such as the Insectarium, Aquarium of Americas, and the World War II Museum are changing the landscape and the values of the area.  Its positive for the future growth of the area and the tax base.  Jobs follow these developments and people like quality of life developments.  This is new for New Orleans but a natural as we will see.  As per a recent Gambit Article you can see below.

New Orleans Warehouse District, Audubon Insectarium

     “The Audubon Insectarium opened Friday, and nearly half a million people are expected to flow through its doors annually, creating an economic impact of $54.6 million, according to the Audubon Nature Institute.

     The rush of new visitors to Canal Street should spur development and attract ancillary businesses such as retail shops and restaurants, Weigle said. And it should increase business at existing stores throughout the downtown and French Quarter area.

Audubon Insects, New Orleans Museums

    “Nowadays a lot more tourist traffic is driven by special venues like this, whether it be a theater or aquarium,” he said. “There are very few cities across America that have thriving department stores downtown, and the reason for that is a shift in the way people shop. But now we have something to supplant them.”

     The insectarium occupies 23,000 square feet in the U.S. Custom House at the corner of Canal and North Peters streets. It is the largest freestanding museum dedicated to insects and the first new tourist attraction to open in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.”

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  1. Lisa Heindel

    Visiting the new Insectarium is on my to-do list for the kids – it’s nice to see yet another addition to the downtown area that makes it even more attractive for buyers.

  2. Yanne Dedumo

    Having another tourist spot in New Orleans makes me adds in my reasons to buy a “trendy location” condo around the area. My family would be visiting here soon!

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