NEW ORLEANS - Since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has not seen the development of any major shopping mall.
While plans for The Plaza in New Orleans East have failed and plans to renovate the Riverwalk into a high-end outlet mall are underway, talks are still ongoing for an outlet mall on the site of the old Six Flags theme park.
The park did not reopen after the storm's devastating flooding in New Orleans East, and the property sat idle until the city took it.
The city took bids and eventually settled on the idea of the mall.
Aimee Quirk, who handles economic development for Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration, said the idea is still evolving, but the developer is doing "due diligence."
The developer is investigating to see if the project is actually viable, she said.
The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk will cater to tourists, while the New Orleans East location will be a regional destination, she said.
The final decision might not be made until 2013.