Every day this week brought something new on Freret. Some time back, I noticed that the broken brick archway on the side of Latrina's Lounge - a squat, somewhat sketchy looking structure that looks like it lost its upper story during Katrina - had been repaired. A random mason looking for practice? That was my thought.
But earlier this week, I saw that someone was painting/priming the exterior walls. Then, on Wednesday, I talked to the painters.