What has 23 eating establishments and shares a name with San Antonio?
It's the Riverwalk Marketplace that just opened in New Orleans.
It's another sign that companies still are willing to invest in the city despite lingering woes in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
The project is the latest for America's Shopping Places, which has such complexes in 24 states.
The complex was constructed along the Mississippi River on the site of the 1984 World’s Fair, not far from the famous French Quarter and adjacent to the Morial Convention Center and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.
Riverwalk is home to the only downtown refund center for the Tax Free Shopping for International Visitors program. The refund center is located on the 2nd level offering convenient access to convention delegates as well as cruise ship passengers and personnel.
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