Circle Food Store

The Circle Food Store, at the corner of St. Bernard and Claiborne Avenues, is a registered federal landmark and a New Orleans cultural icon. Originally constructed in 1938, the grocery store was flooded following Hurrican Katrina and the subsequent levee failures. The full restoration and rehabilitation of the historic Circle Food Store structure stayed true to its roots. The store's iconic exterior remained intact with a full restoration of the distinctive curved facade and green and white color scheme. The building's interior was modernized and opend up by removing the existing drop ceiling to expose wooden trusses and let in natural light through nearly a dozen skylights.