Juban Square shopping center nears completion

Construction on the new 23,000-square-foot shopping center Juban Square, across from Juban Crossing in Denham Springs, is nearing completion, with tenants expected to start moving in next month. 

Tommy Spinosa files plans for multifamily complex in Spanish Town

Developer Tommy Spinosa is moving forward with plans for a 30-unit multifamily complex in Spanish Town at Capitol Drive and North Sixth Street.

Poor Boy Lloyd’s to be featured in Todd Graves’ ‘Restaurant Recovery’ docuseries

If you were downtown earlier this week, chances are you spotted film crews outside Poor Boy Lloyd’s on Florida Street. That’s because Raising Cane’s founder Todd Graves was at the po-boy and seafood restaurant, shooting footage for his new docuseries, Restaurant Recovery, where he will help restaurants that have either closed or are on the verge of closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Los Angeles-based investment group buys Nicholson Drive apartments for $46M

Los Angeles-based JRK Property Holdings, a real estate investment group, has bought the Indigo Park by Cortland apartment complex on Nicholson Drive for $46.4 million. 

Bridge Center scheduled to open in December

The Bridge Center for Hope is slated to open its doors to the public sometime in December, after construction on the 24,000-square-foot facility is expected to wrap in mid-November.

Louisiana Lagniappe owner suspicious of jobless claims he’s being asked to verify 

Like many employers throughout the pandemic, Louisiana Lagniappe owner Kevin Ortego has received “base claim” notices from the Louisiana Workforce Commission—form letters asking him to verify that a claimant seeking unemployment compensation previously worked for him. But unlike employers who know, or at least, recognize the names of the former employees they’re being asked to verify, Ortego has received what he estimates to be between 50 and 100 notices about people he’s never heard of, much less employed at his restaurant.

French-inspired dessert shop opens on Essen Lane

A husband-and-wife team has opened a French-inspired dessert shop on Essen Lane, near Anselmo Lane. 

Downtown parking plan still in the works after five years, two administrations

Nearly five years after the city-parish began looking at ways to update and improve the parking system in downtown Baton Rouge, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s administration is poised to award two contracts for different components of the system, signaling the end of the process is near.

After 60-day deferral, Metro Council to vote on Murphy Oil gas station

The Metro Council will vote Wednesday on whether to allow the rules of the Old Hammond Highway Overlay District to be reversed for a particular section of land so that Murphy Oil can build...

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