circle food store en 7th Ward Residents Await The Return Of The Circle Food Store <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">More than eight years after it flooded and closed due to Hurricane Katrina, the Circle Food Store on the corner of Claiborne and St. Bernard Avenues is about to reopen its doors. The historic landmark served the&nbsp;7<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Ward from 1938 up until the storm, and it’s said to have been the first New Orleans grocery owned and operated by African-Americans. Long time residents and customers voice their reactions to the long-awaited return of this neighborhood staple.</em></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:07:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 51451 at Aid to help Katrina-struck Circle Food Store re-open <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A landmark New Orleans food store that hasn&#39;t re-opened since Hurricane Katrina hit nearly seven years ago is getting financial help as it works to make a comeback.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 17:16:56 +0000 The Associated Press 17078 at