Hurricane Katrina Recovery Efforts
In 2005, Chalmette Amusement Company faced a unique challenge, Hurricane Katrina! After Katrina’s destroyed most of Chalmette Amusement’s operating area, the company was forced to evolve. Instead of simply providing equipment for entertainment, it became a willing support entity for its customers. In some cases, it was necessary for Chalmette Amusement to help with rebuilding the location from the ground up so that its customers could re-open their businesses. The company met the challenge with most of those businesses back up and running within just a few months of the storm.
The links on the menu at left will display photos of three locations that are well known throughout our area. Chalmette Amusement brought these locations back so that our residents could enjoy their offerings and so that those business owners could renew their livelihoods.
Chalmette Amusement and these valiant business owners have shown true loyalty to St. Bernard Parish and the drive to continue with their way of life despite the challenges which face them in this post-Katrina era.
Hurricane Katrina Strikes!
Established Chalmette Amusement at nearby Baton Rouge office.
Gutted Chalmette Amusement main office at 316 Aycock St.
Gutted buildings at 3514 & 3004 Paris Road.
Chalmette Amusement reopened main office at 316 Aycock St.
Gutted 105 Bayou Rd.
Gutted 1008 Judge Perez.
Reopened 105 Bayou Rd.
Construction begins on 3514 & 3004 Paris Rd. buildings.
Enrolled poker machines at 105 Bayou Rd establishment.
Finished construction on 3514 & 3004 Paris Rd. buildings.
7801 E. St. Bernard Hwy. reopened as Laundromat.
Gutted 308 & 808 E. Judge Perez buildings
3004 Paris Road reopened to the public.
3514 Paris Rd. reopened to the public.
1008 W. Judge Perez reopened.
Chalmette Amusement is now operating in 2 states and 14 parishes, providing Amusement services such as Jukeboxes, Video Poker, & Pool Tables.