In a Changing New Orleans, Gene's Po'Boys Loses to Gentrification

The summer hasn’t been kind to New Orleans. Three of the city’s most famous musicians have died in less than two months. Between the loss of these artists, chef Leah Chase, and now Gene’s Po'Boys—a famous mom-and-pop restaurant on the edge of the Marigny neighborhood that was known for its late-night sandwiches, daiquiris, and video poker—the Big Easy will lose a bit more of the funkiness for which it’s known and loved.

Citing rising taxes, insurance, and a shrinking clientele...

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