Roundup: Downtown Schlittz re-vamp / Gov. Edwards spent $100K in Israel / Emerge’s new members

Bought: Walk-On’s co-founder Jack Warner has bought back popular downtown restaurant Schlittz & Giggles, WAFB-TV reports. On Monday, Warner’s business manager Jordan Piazza confirmed the businessman had repurchased the pizza parlor he once owned. Warner is reportedly looking to “redevelop and refresh” the location. Read the full story.

Expensive: Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration spent over $100,000 on a seven-day trip to Israel that involved meetings with Israeli leaders, cyber-security experts and other activities, reports. According to public expense reports, $61,000 of the cost was associated with providing security to the governor while he was traveling and meeting with officials. Read the full story.

Fresh faces: The Emerge Center and The Emerge Foundation today announced the election of ten new members to their Board of Directors. The Emerge Center has added two new members to its board. Newly elected members include Dr. Catherine Katzenmeyer, a pediatrician at The Baton Rouge Clinic, and Paul Saltaformaggio, a wealth advisor at Hibernia Wealth Management. The Emerge Center’s full 2019 Board of Directors is listed online.


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