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Zeitgeist Owner Suffers Devastating Home Fire, Help Needed

Donate to Rene Broussard and Family

On Thursday night (September 18, 2014) Rene Broussard and his family suffered a devastating lost. Their home went up in flames. The extent of the damage is not yet known. In the fire, Rene, his mother, and sister also suffered the lost of their two dogs, Tommy and Annie. Tommy and Annie were shelter best friends before being rescued by Rene’s sister. Luckily their cat was already outside when the fire started and is safely with them. 

As you know Rene Broussard is the owner and operator of Zeitgeist, a 25 year old independent movie theater in Central City. Zeitgiest is a non-profit and runs on donations. Rene shows movies of all kinds 7 days a week, 3 times a night and has dedicated countless hours to our city’s cultural heritage.

The Red Cross was on the scene and has helped with some initial funding and emergency toiletries. But they still need more to get back on their feet over the next few weeks. Little is known at this time about the amount of personal items lost or how much time it will take to repair the house.

Please consider donating to Rene and his family

You can donate directly to Rene via his paypal account. Church Alley Coffee Bar is also taking donations during shop hours - Mon to Sat 8am to 3pm. At this time financial donations are the best way to help, as the family is living in a hotel. Gift cards, gift certificates, checks and paypal payments are great ways to start.

You can make donations at Church Alley Coffee/ Zeitgeist

1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd


Thank you!

Renee Blanchard, Church Alley Coffee Bar

My grandfather opened his first business on Church Alley in downtown New Iberia, LA. My first business is a fine coffee shop in Central City New Orleans. With limited and simple ingredients for an elegant, community oriented experience in my neighborhood, I offer up Church Alley Coffee Bar to you. I hope you love this place as much as I do.

Renee