Here’s a recent letter sent to The Times-Picayune by CBS, following their Superbowl experience. 

http://s.nola.com/uxL5EJi

 “Hello friends” is how Jim Nantz opens every telecast on a CBS Sports event and that is a very appropriate phrase for how CBS feels about the people of New Orleans. You have treated us as friends, and even family, from the start. What a year we have had together, starting with the Final Four last March, followed by an outstanding week of coverage leading up to the Super Bowl.

CBS’ mission from the very beginning was to show off your city during the Super Bowl in a manner never seen before. We also wanted to bring together all the assets of the CBS Corporation in a manner we have never done before. With your support and help we made Jackson Square the centerpiece of our programming across all of our divisions from news to sports to entertainment for the week leading up to the broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII from the Mercedes Benz Superdome. We hope you were as proud as we were of the way we showcased your city.

On behalf of Leslie Moonves and the entire CBS Corporation, we thank you. None of this would have been possible without the help and cooperation of all of you, starting with the mayor’s office. Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his staff, especially Ryan Berni, were terrific. Doug Thornton and his team at the Mercedes Benz Superdome were extremely helpful in the operation and set-up for our pre-game and game broadcasts. Jay Cicero, with the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, and Sam Joffray, with the Super Bowl Host Committee, helped lead us through all the necessary steps to make our Jackson Square scene work for the entire CBS Corporation. The assistance of the New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways led by Ann McDonald also was critical to our success. The entire New Orleans City Council, the French Market Corporation and all the members of the French Quarter businesses, merchants and residents associations made us feel as though we were welcome in their home.

We thank all the citizens of New Orleans for your Southern hospitality which made New Orleans the perfect venue to host the Super Bowl. We at CBS cannot be any more appreciative for your kindness and assistance in our production of Super Bowl XLVII.

Sean McManus

Chairman

Ken Aagaard

Executive vice president

Operations, Engineering and Production Services

CBS Sports

 

 

 

The French Market was always a fun place to go, but since they have completed the renovations it is fantastic! There are a number of really cute little eateries now that were never there before. I am in love with Organic Banana where I can get a daiquiri made with fresh fruit and my son can get a smoothie. There is also a sweet little Spanish style wine bar. Lots of places that feature local dishes like Jambalaya and Etoufee. It is a great place to spend time just poking around looking at art, trinkets and unusual gifts. It is a great place to bring children for souvenirs. My six year old son loves going to the market and finding little “treasures.” It is handy to exploring the Quarter and offers some shade from the hot sun. They have more to offer on weekends when more artists come in, but it is always pretty fun! I always seem to find something new each time I go. Lots of fun!

ApoloniaTraveller – Visited May 2012

 

The French Market was always a fun place to go, but since they have completed the renovations it is fantastic! There are a number of really cute little eateries now that were never there before. I am in love with Organic Banana where I can get a daiquiri made with fresh fruit and my son can get a smoothie. There is also a sweet little Spanish style wine bar. Lots of places that feature local dishes like Jambalaya and Etoufee. It is a great place to spend time just poking around looking at art, trinkets and unusual gifts. It is a great place to bring children for souvenirs. My six year old son loves going to the market and finding little “treasures.” It is handy to exploring the Quarter and offers some shade from the hot sun. They have more to offer on weekends when more artists come in, but it is always pretty fun! I always seem to find something new each time I go. Lots of fun!

nolababy – Visited May 2012

 

From: Denise P.
To: Info FrenchMarket

We recently vacationed in New Orleans and spent a day in the French Quarter, including the flea market area of the French Market.  We met and chatted with an artist selling his works in the flea market. We were not interested in buying art that day and I neglected to grab a business card from him, but I have not been able to forget his interesting work.  He uses found objects, often small things made of metal, plastic, or glass to create fantastical human or animal figures. I do remember that the word “Kreeturez” or “Kreaturez” was on his business card. I have tried googling everything I can think of to find him with no success.  If there is anyway I could have his contact information, I would really appreciate it. 
Also, I would like to share that I grew up in Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish) and I must say that the French Market is really amazing these days. I have brought my family to New Orleans many times, but this was the first time we made it to the French Market.  It is so different that when I was growing up in the 80s. It really made me proud for my husband and children to see so many artists making original work and all the cafes using local ingredients and respecting their food heritage.  Y’all have really done a great job.  My husband said that we will make it a regular stop during all future trips to NOLA! Thanks for giving us a great day.

Sincerely,

Denise P.

 

Would love to go back again! Such a wonderful and fun place.

Stacy F.


Great outdoor market! Yummy food, great bands!
Susan R.L.
 

The French Market’s Mask Market was the BEST Mardi Gras event in the French Quarter. We loved every minute of it. Thanks!
Deanna B.

 

Absolutely love this part of the French Quarter for shopping–can hardly be beat for the prices on unique, handmade items as well as inexpensive souvenirs and such. Don’t pass it up :)
Tara W.K.
 
 

The French Market was always a fun place to go, but since they have completed the renovations it is fantastic! There are a number of really cute little eateries now that were never there before. I am in love with Organic Banana where I can get a daiquiri made with fresh fruit and my son can get a smoothie. There is also a sweet little Spanish style wine bar. Lots of places that feature local dishes like Jambalaya and Etoufee. It is a great place to spend time just poking around looking at art, trinkets and unusual gifts. It is a great place to bring children for souvenirs. My six year old son loves going to the market and finding little “treasures.” It is handy to exploring the Quarter and offers some shade from the hot sun. They have more to offer on weekends when more artists come in, but it is always pretty fun! I always seem to find something new each time I go. Lots of fun!

Visited May 2012
 
 

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