BUILDING HISTORY & LEGACY
For thirty years the flagpole was an abandoned building, before that it was also a small shop that sold snowballs and sandwhiches. Even earlier than that, in the days of Dora Russo, it was a hair salon. 12 years ago, Andres E De La Puente, came from Cuba at thirty years old, and after a long fight with the city of New Orleans to purchase the long abandoned building and do construction, the first day of business happened the same day the city shutdown admist the pandemic. A huge thank you is in order to the local artists, vendors, and most importantly the neighborhood support for keeping The Flagpole NOLA alive. For these are the very people who have granted Andres the opportunity to pass the business and the building down to his four year old son Andres when he is of age.
The Flagpole NOLA is a neighborhood coffee shop! We host live music and have farmer's markets, supporting local vendors. We are a meeting place for all things and people, New Orleans.