New Orleans City Council actually approved the new WalMart recently. Will be nestled right between NO East and Gentilly, and is expected to open early 2014. Very exciting, as WalMart spends a lot of time and money researching future locations, indicating their confidence in that areas potential recovery. This opening will mean plenty of new jobs in the area, and along with it a demand for more housing, shopping, and services. Thats the best I can give you for the moment, so hang in there a little longer!