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National market report: New Orleans’ Southern food museum on the move

October 07, 2011 02:27PM

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum

From the October issue: The Southern Food and Beverage Museum, or SoFAB, will relocate from Riverwalk Marketplace near the French Quarter to a historic building in the Central City neighborhood, the Houston Chronicle reported. The museum, which showcases New Orleans’ culinary culture, is partnering with the Washington, D.C.-based real estate development firm Thoron to renovate a 30,000-square-foot building at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, the site of the former Dryades Street Market. Thoron is planning a total of three mixed-use developments in the area. “The plan is to have a really big open space that allows us to have exhibits that talk about the food of the whole South and not just Louisiana,” museum founder and president Liz Williams told the Chronicle. The move is slated for 2013. Click here for more. — Compiled by Katherine Clarke