Kenner's historic Rivertown district has hit the skids. Vices abound as a number of shifty characters have driven out businesses that once gave the area its family atmosphere.
Even the management of the Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts appears to have been supplanted. The landmark theater, once a central attraction of the district, is now the seedy Fandango Ballroom --home to B-drinkers, men involved in shady dealings, and ladies of negotiable virtue. Even the cops are on the take, greeting patrons as they enter this demimonde.
What can the citizenry do? Just surrender and call the Rivertown Theaters box office to book tickets to its new production of "Sweet Charity."