FFL helps celebrate grand opening of Dryades Public Market

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Dryades Public Market has partnered with workforce development programs in Central City to hire employees, working in close coordination with the Foundation for Louisiana, which also helped to finance the store.

Foundation for Louisiana was excited to participate in the grand opening of the Dryades Public Market on Thursday (April 14) inside the old Myrtle Banks Building on Oretha Castle Haley in Central City.

Dryades Public Market has partnered with workforce development programs in Central City to hire employees, working in close coordination with the Foundation for Louisiana, which also helped to finance the store.

“Foundation for Louisiana remains committed to supporting the economic growth of businesses and residents in neighborhoods such as Central City,” said Lydia Cutrer, FFL’s Director of Community Investment Fund, who was in attendance. “We are pleased that Dryades Public Market’s new leadership has hired graduates of workforce programs such as Cafe Reconcile and continues to build relationships with this community.”

FFL also was represented by past board chair Linetta Gilbert. A festival also will be held on Saturday (April 16). Read more about FFL’s support of this project here. For more images, like our Facebook page and check out this gallery.