Land Use

Not a news flash: Most of Quarter near a T-shirt shop

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.

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  • Does that mean that tackiness dissipates after 600 feet?