In Food-Crazy New Orleans, Food 'Deserts' Persist | ABC News

Dwayne Boudreaux's memories of the Circle Food Store in New Orleans 7th Ward neighborhood are so vivid he can walk through its colonnade of arches into the dark and empty shell and give a guided tour of how it was before Hurricane Katrina.

The 1930s-era Circle building is believed to be the first grocery in the city that was owned and operated by African-Americans, and it remains a geographic landmark with its Spanish tiled roof, pale stucco exterior and circus-style lettering.

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