Real Estate

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Key Issues in 2018: Baton Rouge tries to balance the floodplain construction risk

RISING CONCERN: After a year of talking about toughening rules for floodplain development, the Metro Council is expected to implement new rules in 2018....

Take a sneak peek inside the LSU Center for River Studies before it opens...

Located at The Water Campus, the LSU Center for River Studies spans more than 45,500-square-feet, including nearly 10,000 square feet of interactive educational exhibits. LSU...

Cook: Macy’s latest Louisiana sale goes for $1.8M

Several major retailers closed stores in 2017, including Sears, JCPenney, Toys “R” Us and Macy’s. These onetime giants have closed stores all over the...

Cook: Sonic to close Prairieville location

The Sonic Drive-In situated on the east side of Airline Highway in Prairieville, just north of Swamp Road, has changed hands and is slated...

Take a look inside 500 Laurel

Built in 1955, the six-story building had fallen into disrepair before Dyke Nelson and his partners at 500 Laurel LLC acquired it in late 2013...

Can you bring Seaside to Baton Rouge?

Developers Rhaoul Guillaume Sr. (from left to right) and his sons, Rhaoul Jr. and Randy, say their Pointe Marie development will have the look...

Take a look inside the Baton Rouge Mariott Hotel following its $28M makeover

A major exterior and interior renovation of the Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel was announced shortly after the hotel was purchased for $21.8 million in...

The new Baton Rouge residential hotspot: Living downtown

Robert Munson, along with his wife and their 9-year-old son, live downtown in a two-bedroom in the 525 Lafayette complex. (Photo by Collin Ritchie) Andrew...

Hurricane reconstruction in Texas and Florida will almost certainly increase Baton Rouge construction prices

While construction workers are flocking to the Houston area to land jobs rebuilding the hurricane-ravaged region, builders in Baton Rouge believe there’s enough work...

How David Vey’s technology investment led to a slew of financial and legal problems

The reclusive David Vey, seen here in the 1990s, fell on hard times after his investment in a technology company did not pan out....

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