Friday, April 17, 2015

New Orleans Riverwalk redevelopment quick update

Here is the last New Orleans post for a while. Here is a quick update about the Riverwalk Mall. This redeveloped mall had only been open for about two months on my visit. Over 70 million was invested into the mall to expand and remodel the entire structure. The mall reopened on May 22, 2014. 

The mall is very different than before, but some of the past is still there. A few stores came back to the mall that were there before and the river views are still prominent.
A few stores returned to the mall, but most of the stores are new to the mall. Some of the stores are new to Louisiana which speaks volumes about the prospects of this mall.
And now for the inside of the mall. As you can see it looks very nice, bright, and modern.

This is the lower level.
The second level
The upper level
The food court is very interesting, look at the huge ceiling fans. Sadly within about six months of opening, there was an assault in the new food court.


  1. It's interesting to see what a modern "new" mall looks like even if the mall isn't exactly brand new. I guess I should not be surprised by some of the elements like the semi-open ceiling and the white tiles though. I'm not a huge fan of the open/exposed ceiling look, but the hybrid approach used here is better than some of the alternatives I've seen. Anyway, thanks for the photos.

    1. I was not too interested in the mall after seeing the renderings. Since I was in the area, I was curious as to how different the property would be. I liked the old mall much better, this is not anything special to me. This is the second New Orleans area mall that has been gutted and completely renovated. Oakwood just across the river was renovated in 2006-2007.