Blood and Bourbon
The Arts District
This vital little area began as a pocket of the greater Central Business District, but gradually took on a life of its own. Before the 1970s, the zone was accurately named, having consisted primarily of warehouses (many of which were abandoned). The completion of the Contemporary Arts Center, however, inaugurated a renaissance which resulted in Julia Street—from Canal Street to Convention Center Boulevard—becoming the “Gallery Row” of the Big Easy. The improvement of the area began in earnest after the 1984 World’s Fair, when developers began transforming the empty warehouses into condominiums.
Vidal keeps the district under a fairly strict watch for a number of different reasons, not the least of which is his own personal interest in the area. While Vidal is willing to grudgingly accept sharing influence over the rest of the CBD (he knows that feeding rights do not immediately equate to “influence”), he monitors very carefully those who seek to muscle in on the Warehouse District, regardless of their intention. Therefore, he is a great deal more circumspect in assigning feeding rights to the area; so much so that anyone who receives such an honor from him (especially lately) has clearly and truly earned the Prince’s favor.
• Philip Maldonato (clan unknown/Lancea et Sanctum elder)
• Camilla Doriocourt (Toreador/Lancea et Sanctum neonate)
• Katherine Beaumont (Toreador/Invictus ancilla)
• Marguerite Defallier (Toreador/Invictus ancilla)
• Few, all highly desired.