AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL

About South Market
What
we are
Girod and O'Keefe
View of beige and brown buildings with greenery and trees in downtown New Orleans.
Girod and O'Keefe
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Retail store in New Orleans, Soma featuring clothing displayed neatly folded and hung on a rack.
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SOUTH MARKET
TODAY

Covering five blocks at the intersection of the Central Business, Warehouse/Arts and Sports/Entertainment districts with nearly twenty restaurants and retailers, hundreds of residents and visitors, and more on the way, South Market is at the center of the best of New Orleans. There’s ample parking, a historic streetcar stop nearby, and numerous hotels. Come, play or stay in South Market.

WHERE
WE ARE

Poydras Market – Courtesy of the Preservation Resource Center

A RICH AND
COLORFUL HISTORY

Situated between Poydras Market and the terminating point of the New Basin Canal, the South Market site is both historic and important. The area, known as the Faubourg St. Mary or the American Sector allowed for goods to be brought directly to shops and warehouses in the area. Its ideal positioning as a commercial hub made it the perfect home for a wide variety of establishments, including the influential Shakespeare’s Iron Factory owned by future mayor Joseph Shakespeare. Later, it became a thriving performance hub, home to notable theatres such as the Shubert and Lafayette.

What
we are
Ace Hotel, New Orleans
Ace Hotel, New Orleans
New Orleans Community Day
New Orleans Community Day

SOUTH MARKET
TODAY

Covering five blocks at the intersection of the Central Business, Warehouse/Arts and Sports/Entertainment districts with nearly twenty restaurants and retailers, hundreds of residents and visitors, and more on the way, South Market is at the center of the best of New Orleans. There’s ample parking, a historic streetcar stop nearby, and numerous hotels. Come, play or stay in South Market.