City plans to open Code Enforcement case for former Buttermilk Drop Bakery
After a EF3 tornado touched down in New Orleans East on Feb. 7, residents in Gentilly became concerned about the threat of flying debris from the site of the former Buttermilk Drop Bakery. The bakery was totally burned down in a fire on Nov. 22.
According to a representative from Distrct D Councilmember Jared Brossett’s office, the district has requested that action be taken by Code Enforcement on the burned down bakery site quickly and that an inspection be performed as soon as possible.
Although the representative said on the website Nextdoor on Feb. 16 that Code Enforcement had opened a case for the property, no update on the property was available as of Feb. 17. The representative Brossett’s office also said that no renovation permits had been filed for the site and that they were not aware of any future plans for the site.
The city’s previous available blight status history on the site includes an inspection being done in 1996 and a case being opened with no description in April 2009.
The owner of Buttermilk Drop Bakery could not be reached for comment on the property.