"We have built a better community," City Councilman Jared Brossett told a crowd outside the store.What symbol of resiliency and determination was he talking about?
"Today signifies the state of Gentilly is stronger than ever and the spirit of its residents will not be broken. ... This site, which was once a symbol of blight and neglect, is now a symbol of resiliency and determination."
A Wal-Mart opening, of course.