Pharmacy planned for downtown Baton Rouge
In an announcement DDD Executive Director Davis Rhorer jokes is "about 40 years in the making," a new pharmacy is planned for the 300 block of Third Street downtown. T.J. Woodard says his business will be called Prescriptions to Geaux, and will deliver in the downtown area. He expects to open early next year and plans to conduct a survey through the DDD before deciding which products he will stock. Also discussed at today's DDD Commission meeting:
• New Orleans-based architecture firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple has been selected to lead the renovation of the Commerce Building. A public planning meeting is slated for Nov. 1. Local projects in which the firm participated include the Louisiana State Museum, the Shaw Center for the Arts, Lamar Advertising's corporate headquarters, the Bienville state office building, and the LSU Life Sciences Building Annex.
• "You all are the beneficiaries of any type of newspaper war," says Carlos Sanchez, who will be the managing editor of the NOLA Media Group Baton Rouge bureau at One American Place. He says a Baton Rouge-centric menu of news will be available at Nola.com next month, with a three-days-a-week print Baton Rouge edition of The Times-Picayune slated for November or December, he says.
• A $620,070 proposed budget for 2013 was put forward. The commission will vote on the budget next month.
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