Oakwood Open

Ok so Oakwood Mall on the westbank has been reopened for a few weeks now but I just got around to going over there to check it out. I was never there before the storm but now it is a really nice mall. The baby and I wondered around shopping for a couple hours. They have cool little sitting areas (see picture) that just give an inviting feel to the place. They even have high chairs in the food court which a lot of malls just do not have but are a big plus for people like me. It is smaller than other malls in the area there is no doubt about that but it was quiet and clean with a lot of the same shops as the bigger more annoying malls that give me a headache just from walking through their doors. If you have holiday shopping to do try out Oakwood Mall.

3 Comments so far

  1. Craig (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 6:53 am

    It IS nice. I was over there for the first time post-K just last week with my daughter (who needed a trip to Eyemasters). I’m not normally a mall kinda guy, but I was pleased to see the 10am-to-noon crowd was very light on a weekday. There’s also the opportunity to get pretty toasted while doing your shopping, since the food court has both a daiquiri place AND a Mexican outlet with beers and margaritas.

    If one just MUST go malling, Oakwood is a hell of a lot more convenient for those of us Uptown, in the CBD or in the FQ than heading out to Metairie or Kennah. A lot less traffic too — and you can take the ferry back if you’re feeling leisurely.

  2. Joyce Martin (unregistered) on December 7th, 2007 @ 9:12 am

    I visit Gretna for Thanksgiving and I visited the mall for the first time since I left before Katrina and I must say I was very impressed with the new mall. Here in Missouri we have seating arrangements and I was glad to see the same there. I was very excited about the coloring as it is now a bright place and enjoyable. I think the food court needs additional outlets and I am sure there will be. Keep up the good work.

  3. Ay Uaxe (unregistered) on December 17th, 2007 @ 4:52 pm

    You have discovered why it’s called “da best bank.” It’s much easier to navigate and there’s so many diamonds in the rough in Algiers and Gretna, particularly (e.g., try Cafe 615 aka “da Wabbit”, Antoine’s Bakery for King Cakes, on Stumpf behind the Home Despot), that Metairie just fades into oblivion as a destination for anything. The views from the CCC or ferry, alone, are worth the trip.

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