As the thick of Mardi Gras season bears down upon New Orleans, many of the parade krewes are scrambling to contact law enforcement agencies across Louisiana to help secure their return to traditional Mardi Gras routes.
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Between the parades, balls and other Mardi Gras festivities, liquor stores in the state have seen a spike in sales. One Lake Area store says this spike was well anticipated, after people waited two years to celebrate Mardi Gras again this year.
The return to the Uptown parade route did come with changes, including cutting out the first portion of the traditional Thoth route that usually starts on State Street and Tchoupitoulas and rolls in front of LCMC New Orleans Children’s Hospital.