TJ Ribs reopening shuttered Prairieville location in early April

TJ Ribs plans to reopen its Prairieville location following a two-year shutdown, according to a recent Facebook post.

Amazon deal generates interest in nearby properties

Since documents filed earlier this month with the Planning Commission confirmed reports that Amazon is planning to acquire and redevelop the vacant mall property into a massive regional fulfillment center, there’s been an uptick in interest in the nearby property.

Roundup: CATS upgrades / Vaccine volunteers / Netflix subscribers

Safe payments: The Capital Area Transit System in Baton Rouge has received $337,500 in federal funding for a technology upgrade aimed at making the bus system COVID-19 safe, WBRZ-TV reports. The funds will be...

Off the Hook to open restaurant in Prairieville later this year

Off the Hook is opening a restaurant in Prairieville, on an Airline Highway site previously vacated by Ascension Fitness.

Walk-On’s unveils aggressive 2021 franchise development strategy

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux has unveiled an aggressive 2021 franchise development strategy, with a goal of opening upward of 25 new restaurants across the U.S. this year.

Southern Craft Brewing Company closing permanently

Southern Craft Brewing Company is closing after nearly five years of business.
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Lotus Village rezoning, Rouzan revision going before Metro Council

The Metro Council will decide Wednesday whether to approve rezoning for Lotus Village, a proposed 116-unit mixed use development aimed at senior citizens, as well as more changes to the Rouzan traditional neighborhood development.

Metro Council to decide Wednesday on controversial Millennial Park rezoning request

The Metro Council on Wednesday will decide whether to rezone a portion of Millennial Park to allow for alcohol sales amid major backlash from nearby residents, who complain of loud noise, a lack of parking and generally poor management at the shipping container retail and restaurant park.

Amid pandemic, Baton Rouge falls short of development progress goals

As the pandemic and related restrictions impacted nearly every industry in Baton Rouge, the city-parish fell short of meeting several annual goals outlined in FutureBR

Baton Rouge-based restaurants expanding into Ascension Parish

Many Baton Rouge-based restaurants are expanding into Ascension Parish, with an accelerated effort in recent months to establish a presence in the Prairieville/Dutchtown corridor.

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JR Ball: ExxonMobil Goliath has had enough of David in Baton Rouge

JR Ball: ExxonMobil is making it clear that if we want the company to keep investing in Baton Rouge then its ITEP approval on its modernization project better get the OK.
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Riegel: Being honest about our COVID-safe behavior

Riegel: Just because the dumpter fire that was 2020 is over that doesn't mean that pandemic is a thing of the past in Baton Rouge.
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Publisher: Will we ever answer Austin’s entrepreneur challenge?

Publisher Rolfe McCollister discusses Baton Rouge's challenge in answering Austin's entrepreneur challenge, plus thoughts on the passing of Luke Letlow and Sharon Weston Broome's mayoral win.

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