Robert\'s Marketplace at St. Claude & Elysian Fields

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Maxx Sizeler

Comment card written in response to an exhibit by artist Maxx Sizeler at 2426 Bradish Place on May 19,2007. \r\n \r\nComplete text on card: \"Robert\'s Marketplace, St. Claude and Elysian Fields by Amy Wilson\r\nIt was a Schwegmann\'s until about 8 years ago when it became Robert\'s. Only Orleanians know to say Row-Bears. It was a grocery store where you knew the checkers and baggers and they knew you. They knew when you dumped your partner or changed out sweeties. They knew you bought small shrimp(s) to eat on top of grapefruit. Robert\'s and Circle Foods are gone and not coming back. Biking into the French Quarter and learning how to nativigate the little A&P has been OK and now I know everyone there. The only other choice is driving to the edges of town and spending hours at Sav-A-Center, lost in solitude.\"\r\n\r\n\"NEIGHBORHOODS: 2426 BRADISH PLACE\" was a multidisciplinary installation, the third in a series, that took place in the gutted ground floor of the home of Michelle Levine and Clay Thomas on May 19th, 2007. Michelle is an artist who is currently rebuilding her house and studio in the Tulane/Gravier neighborhood. Through the use of interviews with neighbors, soundscapes, live music, drawing, photography, and sculpture, this event confronted the range of issues the community is experiencing as they revitalize this neighborhood.\r\n\r\n

Citation

Maxx Sizeler, “Robert\'s Marketplace at St. Claude & Elysian Fields,” Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, accessed May 22, 2019, http://hurricanearchive.org/items/show/29397.