Keep It INtown: Old Fourth Ward
Why I Love O4W
The O4W is where people met purpose. Artists and business innovators on a mission to bring pride back to this beautiful, historic community lured us to move our glassblowing studio to Studioplex in 2000. There is a delicious synergy happening right now with the reclamation of Boulevard (yobouleveard.com), new restaurants and the new park. I love the O4W!
Where to Eat
This is a yum warning! The Highland Bakery’s (highlandbakery.com) sweet potato pancakes may addict you, while Serpas (serpasrestaurant.com) eggplant hushpuppies may do the same. Myrna Perez and her LottaFrutta (lottafrutta.com) crew will keep you deliciously healthy and the folks at P’Cheen (pcheen.com) will attempt to undo that with some barbecue and moonshine.
Where to Shop
O4W is the home of shopping secrets. Stuart McClean Gallery (stuartmcclean.com) is the place for hot handmade leather handbags. Doubletake Recycled Luxury Boutique (dtroppy.blogspot.com) is for the designer fashion fiend who needs a budget helping hand. The ABV Gallery (abvatl.com) features many of the city’s best contemporary artists. And, of course, Janke Glass Studio (jankestudios.com) where we make sure everyone has access to beautiful, original art glass.