The City Planning Commission released this map showing the locations of the licensed T-shirt or souvenir shops in or near the French Quarter.

The City Council member for the area, Kristin Gisleson Palmer, has asked the commission to hold a hearing on her proposed ordinance that would bar any new T-shirt shops from the historic district, as well as prevent existing shops from expanding.

The current law prohibits a new shop opening within 600 feet of an existing outlet.

As the map makes clear, if someone’s in a hurry to open a new shop before the proposed law is considered, there’s not much of the Quarter that would fit that requirement.

The city also provided this corresponding spreadsheet (xls) of the souvenir shops.

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...