Baton Rouge is getting a new bagel restaurant this summer, with NY Bagel Cafe & Deli, a New York-based chain, opening its first Capital City location this summer on Jefferson Highway near Whole Foods.
Those shiny new office buildings downtown and trendy office parks under construction on Jefferson Highway may be good for the local construction industry. But they’ve added a lot of space to the office market, which is a key factor behind the decrease in occupancy last year.
The drumming of jackhammers, beeping of cranes and clanking of bulldozers have become the daily soundtrack along St. Louis Street downtown, where yet another building has joined the growing mix of those being torn down or built up.
Ochsner Health System is continuing to expand its footprint in the Capital Region with plans for a new, 210,000-square-foot clinic that will front Interstate 10 on a 16-acre tract in The Grove, Richard Carmouche’s mixed-use development behind the Mall of Louisiana.
A father-son development team has purchased a vacant 2.83-acre tract of land on Government Street at the end of Jefferson Highway and plans to build a new townhome development called Old Goodwood Crossing there.
Cane Land Distilling Co., located at 760 St. Phillip St., will open its doors to the public for a grand opening event on May 20 and expects to begin distributing its rum to local grocers and supermarkets—stretching from New Orleans to Baton Rouge to Lafayette—by early summer.
Developers hope to begin construction in the next two weeks on their mixed-use development Electric Depot, which will be the new name for the old Entergy site at 1509 Government St. in Mid City.
Two local musicians are opening this summer a new concert venue they hope will invigorate the local music scene and give Mid City a reimagined neighborhood music shop. Mid City Ballroom will open at 136 S. Acadian Thruway, near North Boulevard and Baton Rouge General Medical Center’s Mid City campus, sometime in June.