Stirling Properties and Dorsey Development Announce New Tenants At Gentilly Retail Center In New Orleans

Stirling Properties and Dorsey Development announce new retail and restaurant tenants at the newly developed Gentilly Retail Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Gentilly Retail Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Dollar Tree, a popular discount retail chain that sells items for $1 or less, will occupy 10,000 square feet.
  • rue21 specialty discount retailer of young men and women’s casual apparel and accessories will occupy 6,917 square feet.
  • Footaction national athletic footwear and apparel retailer will occupy 4,847 square feet.
  • Kids Footlocker, offering kids shoes and clothing, will occupy 3,500 square feet.
  • LA Nails and Hair Spa will occupy 2,368 square feet.
  • WingStop, aviation-themed restaurant with a focus on chicken wings, will occupy 1,800 square feet.

All of the listed tenants are expected to open in early September of 2016.

Gentilly Retail Center is a newly developed retail strip center located at 4242 Chef Menteur Highway in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans East, near Walgreens and the recently opened Walmart Supercenter. The surrounding commercial corridor is supported by one of the oldest suburban residential areas in Orleans Parish, Gentilly Woods, as well as Pontchartrain Park and the Baptist Seminary. The development project is currently underway and is expected to be completed by early September of 2016.

“We are eagerly anticipating the completion of Gentilly Retail Center. With such a great mix of tenants, we expect it to be a prominent shopping destination, as well as vital economic contributor to the area’” said Paul Dorsey, III, owner of Dorsey Development.

Dorsey Development is the property owner and developer. Dorsey Development is an integrated (development & construction) commercial real estate company located in New Orleans doing business in the Gulf South—having developed over 1.2 million square feet of retail for national retailers such as: Dollar General, Langenstein’s, Planet Fitness, Whitney Bank, Sav-A-Lot, Stage, Cato Corporation, Shoe Show, Napa Auto Parts, Citi Trends, Subway, Pizza Hut and others.

Dorsey purchased the property in 2015 from Lanasa Center Inc., represented by broker Jennifer Lanasa Evans of JLE & Associates.

Stirling Properties Sales and Leasing Executive, Joe Gardner, worked with Dorsey Development to bring the tenancy together, and the shopping center to life.

“Stirling Properties is proud to work with Dorsey Development in bringing quality restaurant and retail tenants to Gentilly Retail Center, and this growing marketplace. It’s been exciting to watch it all come together,” said Gardner. “We look forward to perpetuating and providing greater shopping and dining options for the area in the future.”

Stirling Properties has been at the forefront of commercial real estate management, investment and development in the greater New Orleans area and surrounding Southeast Louisiana region. Stirling Properties currently has more than 99 million square feet of property and land for sale or lease. Other Stirling Properties management and development projects in New Orleans include, Mid-City Market, Magnolia Marketplace, River Commons and Pan American Life Center, just to name a few.

For leasing information, contact Joe Gardner at or (504) 620-8140.