Adidas “rents” the 300 block of Chartres for the NBA All-Star Game

Just saw a presentation by Adidas for the NBA All Star game where they are proposing putting a 2-story black tent around the entire corner of Conti and Chartres (covering the entire parking lot) and a metal WALKWAY across Chartres in that block, presumably to ferry people to other Adidas stuff? What won’t we sell?
And this just after I read an article about how the impact of these sports events ( including Super Bowls) is widely thought of as a loss to the host towns, especially those like ours that already have year round tourists.

About D.W.

Works as an independent researcher, trainer and analyst for public markets and on larger community food systems. Also works in her home of New Orleans LA on sustainable civil society issues through blogging, community organizing and networking.

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