The Southern University Alumni Federation is planning a new alumni complex on the south end of the campus in an effort to grow the association’s footprint and spur economic development in north Baton Rouge.
After nearly four years of planning, Cane Land Distilling Co. is preparing to open this spring at 760 St. Phillip St. in downtown Baton Rouge. The 10,000-square-foot building will include a distilling facility measuring 7,000 square feet, which will produce four types of rum, as well as a 3,000-square-foot tasting room. Production of the spirits […]
During its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, the Planning Commission approved the final development plan for Arlington Marketplace, a shopping center on 14.6 acres located on the south side of Burbank Drive, east of West Lee Drive.
Work should begin “any day now” on Ichiban Square, a shopping center that will be built near the Perkins Road-Essen Lane intersection.
A new Copeland’s concept restaurant is coming to Baton Rouge, which will serve as a test market for the new venture. Al Copeland Investments, which owns and operates the Copeland’s of New Orleans chain, is launching Batch 13, a new fast-casual restaurant with an emphasis on fresh, healthy foods and takeout service.
Sonic is opening a new concept restaurant and a local headquarters office at the intersection of South 10th and Government streets downtown. Donnie Jarreau acquired the land for $750,000 late last year, and is developing the site for local franchise group owner Larry Tucker, who operates more than 20 Sonic locations in the market.
Looking for a good bite to eat in 2017? You’ll have no problem finding one in Baton Rouge. After another stellar year for the local restaurant scene, this year will feature mighty debuts from locally known chefs, as well as some new flavors (think more global and seasonal) and even a few homecomings.
** Edit: This article was edited on 1/17/17 to clarify that the Downtown stretch of the Greenway project is only a portion of the overall master plan for the 2.75 mile greenway. Last Saturday, on the coldest day of 2017 (so far at least), Developing Baton Rouge layered up and headed out to explore the newly […]
With two buildings complete and a third one currently under construction, Commercial Properties Realty Trust is moving forward with plans to develop infrastructure at the Water Campus. The firm has submitted a final development plan to the city-parish Planning Commission for the 27.6-acre campus that includes a three-story, 50-foot parking garage as well as three […]
Hotel developer Jay Patel is planning to acquire the former Koto of Japan restaurant at 2526 Citiplace Court and construct a new hotel on the site. Pinu Patel, the project’s general contractor, says it is hoped that construction on the hotel—which will fly the Tru by Hilton flag—will begin in the spring.