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How would downtown businesses be affected by the River Center’s repositioning? 

At its meeting Wednesday, the Metro Council will consider Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s plan to redevelop the Raising Cane’s River Center and construct a...

Area casinos see drop in revenue during April

Baton Rouge’s trio of riverboat casinos saw revenues drop last month after seeing increases  in March and February.  L’Auberge Baton Rouge, The Queen (formerly Hollywood...

FranU President and CEO Tina Holland talks career, retirement

Last week, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University announced the retirement of Tina Holland, the university’s president and CEO. Holland will exit her role...

Here’s what last year’s High Stakes Pitch winner did with its $100K prize

With its $100,000 investment prize from last year’s High Stakes Pitch Competition, a Louisiana software development firm has been able to greatly expand its...

Cannabis industry’s economic impact could be harmed by legislation

A bill that would stop sales of all products containing THC is one step away from the governor’s desk after it passed the House...

CIS expands footprint with Tennessee acquisition

CIS, a New Orleans-based commercial HVAC company with offices in Baton Rouge and Port Allen, has acquired Tennessee-based E Solutions for Buildings. Headquartered in Nashville,...

A new Texas-style barbecue restaurant opens in Mid City next month

Offset Smoker BBQ, a new Mid City restaurant specializing in central Texas-style barbecue, is set to host a soft opening on Saturday, June 1. Co-owners...

See what’s moved into the former Happy’s Irish Pub

A new bar, O’Haras Irish Pub, quietly opened last week in the former home of Happy’s Irish Pub on Third Street in downtown Baton...
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Baton Rouge title company expands Capital Region footprint with acquisition

Locally-owned Commerce Title in Baton Rouge is expanding its business to Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes after acquiring New Roads-based WestPointe Title. Local...

See who won last night’s High Stakes Pitch Competition

New Orleans-based SafePush took home the $100,000 investment prize at the High Stakes Pitch Competition that closed out Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week on Thursday...

Element 25 secures site for EV battery component refinery in Ascension Parish

A proposed electric vehicle battery component refinery is one step closer to becoming a reality in Ascension Parish. Element 25 Ltd., an Australian mining company,...

Baton Rouge sales tax collections grow in February

February East Baton Rouge Parish General 2% Sales and Use Tax by Holly Duchmann

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana names new CEO

A longtime health insurance executive is taking over the top spot at Baton Rouge-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. The Louisiana insurer’s board...

Gordon McKernan is developing a new podcast studio

Prominent Baton Rouge injury attorney Gordon McKernan is in the process of developing a new podcast studio at his office on Hilton Avenue. The office,...

When will the Baton Rouge trucking museum open?

The Louisiana Motor Transport Association Foundation purchased two buildings in downtown Baton Rouge for $1.2 million in February with plans to move its offices...

BREW kicks off this week

Nexus Louisiana’s 13th annual Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week kicks off Tuesday with a full day of sessions and a pitch competition. BREW, slated to run...

Here’s why Together Baton Rouge is opposing this ‘water grab bill’

Representatives for Together Baton Rouge, a local network of civic organizations and religious congregations, will host a press conference on Monday morning to voice...

​​Arts Council names president and CEO

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge has named Jonathan Grimes as its president and CEO effective immediately, the organization announced today. Grimes has been...

TRENDS: Residential real estate market continues to slow

While the Baton Rouge residential real estate market experienced record growth from 2019 to 2021, that growth has slowed significantly in 2022 and 2023. That’s...

TRENDS: Industrial real estate market struggles to keep up with demand

The Baton Rouge industrial real estate market continues to find itself in a state of “gridlock and stagnation” even as the national market appears...