The corner of St. Charles Avenue and Louisiana is coming to life with the recent opening of the Borders bookstore in the once creepy old funeral home and today, the demolition of the lousy boarded-up Exxon gas station.

The wannabe sandwich shoppe with its ridiculous processed cheese has been leveled on one corner and the Rite Aid, which took its sweet time reopening after Katrina, appears to be running full speed.

As for the old Exxon locale, must we settle for another boring bank branch? Unite people, is it too much to hope for a drive-through daiquiri shop? Don’t even get us started on the wild Pancho’s rumors.