Krauss – The New Orleans Value Store
"A veritable trade palace." -- For almost one hundred years, generations of shoppers flocked to Krauss. The Canal Street store was hailed for its vast merchandise selection and quality customer service.
In its early days, the store sold lace and fabric to the ladies of the notorious red-light district of Storyville. The store's lunch counter, Eddie's at Krauss, served Eddie Baquet's authentic New Orleans cuisine to customers and celebrities such as Julia Child.
Although the beloved store finally closed its doors in 1997, Krauss is still remembered fondly as a retail haven. With vintage photographs, interviews with store insiders, and a wealth of research, historian Edward J. Branley brings the story of New Orleans' Creole Department Store back to life.
About Edward J Branley (New Orleans, Louisiana Author)
New Orleans native Edward J. Branley is a former high school history teacher. He has written five books for Arcadia Publishing, including Legendary Locals of New Orleans and Images of America books New Orleans: The Canal Streetcar Line, Maison Blanche Department Store and New Orleans Jazz. He is graduate of Brother Martin High School in New Orleans and the University of New Orleans. Branley is @NOLAHistoryGuy on Twitter.