South Market covers five blocks at the intersection of the Central Business District, Warehouse/Arts District, and Sports/Entertainment District (home to the Superdome and Smoothie King Center). The historic streetcar rolls to a stop blocks away which, coupled with ample parking and other transportation options, makes for a convenient, accessible location. With nearly twenty restaurants and retailers; hundreds of residents and countless visitors; numerous hotels, art galleries, and entertainment venues nearby; and more on the way, South Market is at the center of the best of New Orleans.
Like the city itself, the South Market District boasts a rich and colorful history. South Market lies within the historic area known as the Faubourg St. Mary or the American Sector, and takes its name from the important role it played in New Orleans commerce beginning in the 1830s. The neighborhood is located south of the former Poydras Market, a public open-air market providing goods to the neighborhood until 1938. Situated between Poydras Market and the terminating point of the New Basin Canal, the South Market site allowed for goods to be brought directly to shops and warehouses in the area. Given its ideal positioning as a commercial hub, the South Market site was home to a wide variety of establishments, including the influential Shakespeare’s Iron Factory owned by future mayor Joseph Shakespeare. In addition to its commercial past, South Market was once a thriving theatre district, home to notable theatres such as the Shubert and Lafayette. This history is honored in South Market’s buildings, all named after historic theatres.
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