Brown Derby

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August 29, 2005, as former President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, is a day that will live in infamy. Katrina changed so many lives and ruined some of the old culture in New Orleans, but not everything went down without a fight.

On Baronne Street, you can find one of the many Brown Derby stores that have been around for decades. This is my father's business that he's been running ever since he was living in Louisiana. When Katrina hit, this store was his only concern. Upon returning after the hurricane, the store was a mess. Everything inside was ruined and needed reconstructing, but Brown Derby was still standing. Because of the help of all the neighbors and family, within a couple of weeks the business and my father, were back up and running.


“Brown Derby,” Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, accessed January 17, 2022,