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Bluebonnet Parc listing reveals investor insight into market

The recent listing of the Bluebonnet Parc retail center, which is adjacent to the Mall of Louisiana and visible from Interstate 10, offers insight into what investors and real estate brokers think about the viability of the local market.

Pennington rolls out new logo and look as part of rebranding, marketing effort

The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is launching a major rebranding and marketing campaign aimed at raising awareness of obesity and the work the center is doing to address it.

BBQGuys acquires California-based grill accessories manufacturer

Baton Rouge-based BBQGuys today announced its acquisition of Pacific Coast Manufacturing, a manufacturer of stainless steel grill accessories.
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Metro Council asked to weigh in on phasing out of state inventory tax

The Broome administration is asking the Metro Council to approve a resolution at its meeting later today “strongly opposing” a bill to eliminate the state’s inventory tax—unless any such measure would supplement the revenue loss for all parish taxing jurisdictions.

Water Institute will work with corps to amend cost-benefit analyses process

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected The Water Institute of the Gulf to analyze how the federal benefit-cost analysis, used to select projects for construction, can more fully account for nature-based project benefits to the economy, environment and our communities.

When deciding whether to sell the business is a family affair

A growing number of aging small business owners, with no family members interested in taking over, are considering their options—including selling their multigenerational companies.

LSU AgCenter remains silent on Title IX case involving researcher

Nearly one week after Daily Report detailed the unusual case of Niranjan Baisakh, a researcher at the LSU AgCenter who was accused in 2016 by a female graduate student of stalking, sexual harassment and sexual assault and had his tenure “removed” only to have it reinstated by the university three years later, questions remain as to how the unorthodox sanction was handed down and who approved the measures.

Local businesses happy to lose restrictions but struggling to staff up

While restaurant and business owners are welcoming the crowds returning to their establishments in the days since Gov. John Bel Edwards relaxed the state’s COVID-19 restrictions, many say they’re having a hard time rehiring enough staff to keep up.
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Downtown’s pandemic dilemma

After a largely rough year for those doing business downtown, there are signs of optimism on the horizon—especially in the multifamily sector.

Mese family property in Garden District sells for $1.17M

The Mese family has sold its property in the middle of the Garden District—a 1-acre tract fronting Government Street that comprises 11 lots, three corners, four commercial establishments and two houses—for $1.175 million in a deal that closed late Thursday.