NEW ORLEANS — Fleurty Girl's French Quarter storefront is on the move seven years after opening their doors at 632 St. Peter Street.
According to owner Lauren LeBlanc Haydel, the building was sold for $2.1 million ($400,000 above property value) and they were given 30 days to move.
"The floor was spinning as I listened to the other end of the phone in disbelief. Seven years. The memories. My sweet employees. The people. The hard work. All of it. GONE. In one phone call," LeBlanc Haydel wrote on Facebook.
The building is where Tennessee Williams lived as he wrote "A Streetcar Named Desire."
Leblanc-Haydel said that Fleurty Girl will have a new location in the French Quarter, though they'll have to take a six-month hiatus between this store closing and the new one opening.
She closed the Facebook post with a warning about the changes happening in New Orleans.
"Things are changing. Pay attention. Parts of places we know and love are being bought and sold at prices way out of our reach to a bidder we cannot possibly compete with," Leblanc Haydel wrote. "New Orleans is changing. Pay attention."