Lower Pontalba as seen from inside Jackson Square
photograph of a bustling sidewalk outside the Lower Pontalba on Jackson Square
1850 House Museum Store located in the Lower Pontalba on Jackson Square
Lower Pontalba sits just behind Cafe Du Monde in this photograph
Interior of one of the Shops at the Lower Pontalba

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Over two million people from around the globe visit one of America’s most famous two-acre spaces every year.  If you come to Louisiana your trip must begin or end in the iconic Jackson Square.   

Its stately symmetry with perfectly groomed grounds is home to only seventy lucky residents, and it is always teeming with wide-eyed visitors who treasure the time they spend there.

The Shops at the Lower Pontalba offer only thirteen premium spaces to select commercial interests on the desirable St. Ann Street.  Because St. Ann is the main intersecting entrance to Café du Monde, businesses here benefit from the most foot traffic in Jackson Square.

What is it like to do business in Jackson Square?  

By the time tenants open for business, the city has washed the promenade in front of the shops and the Jackson Square patrol has made their morning rounds.   

Because there is so much to experience, visitors linger. Many memorialize their visit with a portrait by one of the open-air artists. Maybe they attend Mass in the historic St. Louis Cathedral. Some may find the tarot card readers offer an interesting perspective. Last but certainly not least, there is a wide variety of street performers who offer music, dance, magic, comedy, gymnastics, and some talents that defy categorization.

What kind of businesses succeed in Jackson Square?  

The answer is all kinds. If visitors have children in tow there’s an ice cream shop and a toy store.  If they don’t there are restaurants and a historic house museum from the 1850’s. From sports fans to art collectors to those updating their wardrobes, people patronize these establishments because they are hesitant to leave Jackson Square. Some current tenants launched in 2022; another has been here since 1978. What about price points? You’ll find items from one dollar up to thousands. 

In short, the volume of traffic and the mindset of the consumers take an advertising budget off the spreadsheet for nearly all tenants of The Shops at the Lower Pontalba.

If you’re ready to open for business in Jackson Square, we encourage you to register today on our waiting list.


Currently Available Commercial Spaces

Commercial Spaces Currently Available

Please fill out this form to receive an application for commercial leasing at the Shops at the Lower Pontalba or get on our waiting list here.

Map highlighting the location of the Lower Pontalba in the French Quarter of New Orleans
Lower Pontalba's location in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans
Shops at the Lower Pontalba
Stanley of New Orleans Restaurant logo

Stanley of New Orleans

Airy, sun-filled cafe on Jackson Square with elevated, modern Louisiana fare & all-day breakfasts.
547 St. Ann Street

C'est Bon! New Orleans Gifts

C'est Bon! 

New Orleans Gifts, Food, and Culture
537 St. Ann Street

Creole Delicacies, a Shop at the Lower Pontalba

Creole Delicacies

533 St. Ann Street

Fives Raw Bar logo

Fives Raw Bar

529 St. Ann

1850 House Museum Store logo located in the Lower Pontalba on Jackson Square

1850 House Museum and Store

523 St. Ann Street

Waffle Time New Orleans logo

Waffle Time

521 St. Ann Street

Ma Sherie Amour logo

Ma Sherie Amour

517 St. Ann Street

Little Toy Shop logo, a Shop at the Lower Pontalba

Little Toy Shop

513 St. Ann Street

Vieux Carré Gallery logo

Vieux Carré Gallery

507 St. Ann Street

Monty's on the Square logo, a restaurant at the Lower Pontalba

Monty's on the Square

801 Decatur Street

Pro-Image Sports French Qtr logo

Pro-Image Sports

809 Decatur Street