Recently, C.W. Cannon wrote at The Lens:
We need to accept that the explosive downtown cultural renaissance that Frenchmen Street presides over is the result of a romantic vision of what New Orleans should be, more than a continuation of how it has been. Frenchmen Street represents a recreation of New Orleans in a particular version of its own image. Change, yes, shaped by myth.
Just days before, a family member of a French Quarter T-shirt shop owner wrote me, saying