Two new dog daycare concepts are opening in Baton Rouge. Dogtopia will move into Towne Center this year and Canine Social is planning to open in Highland Park Marketplace in mid-2018. Mac McCumsey and his sister Mia Wightkin are opening the Dogtopia franchise in the Town Center space formerly home to Valentino Home Entertainment. Renovations are underway, […]
The Halal Guys, a chain that got its start in the 1990s as a food cart in New York City, plans to open a restaurant serving chicken and gyro combo platters near LSU. The opening at 320 Lee Drive is set for Oct. 20, said Logan Trotter, a partner in TMJ Group, the Lafayette-based company […]
Topgolf, a Dallas company that operates entertainment-focused driving ranges, is asking the East Baton Rouge Planning Commission to rezone the former Tinseltown site off Siegen Lane for a possible new location.
Construction is set to begin this fall on a $14.5 million medical office attached to Our Lady of the Lake’s Children’s Hospital in the Baton Rouge Health District. Plans call for the 95,000-square-foot office building to have a steel top-out next spring, and the main hospital building is set to open in 2019, OLOL spokeswoman […]
Bud’s Broilers, a longtime New Orleans burger spot, is set to open its first Baton Rouge location near Tigerland within the next two months. Owner Mel Ziegler says work is currently underway on the space formerly home to Rotolo’s Pizzeria and Dive Bar & Grill on Nicholson Drive. He had initially hoped to open for the start […]
The Government Village Shopping Center in Mid City, which is home to businesses including Arzi’s Restaurant, Subway and U.S. Agencies, has been purchased for $1.6 million by a developer who plans to upgrade the property and add an apartment complex.
The owners of Atomic Burger, a Metairie-based fast-casual restaurant, are moving forward with plans for a Baton Rouge location after closing on property near LSU. Joe Spitale, who co-owns the restaurant with his brother Nick, says he closed yesterday on the 0.8-acre plot of land at Ben Hur Road and Burbank Drive. The Spitales bought the property […]
Business and government leaders on a tour of downtown Baton Rouge today saw firsthand how the eastern and northern parts of the area have struggled to keep up with the pace of investment closer to the Mississippi River.
Work crews will begin bulldozing the former Ruby Tuesday’s location at 5108 Corporate Blvd. in the Esplanade Mall this week, and several potential restaurant tenants are interested in building a new restaurant on the site, according to Jonathan Walker of Maestri-Murrell Commercial Real Estate, which handles leasing for the shopping center.
Flambée Café, the newest restaurant concept by the owners of Bistro Byronz, is opening today at 8210 Village Plaza Court in the Village at Willow Grove, the commercial segment of developer Richard Carmouche’s planned unit development on Perkins Road.