Commercial Properties Realty Trust, which is developing the 27.6-acre Water Campus for the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, will hold a “topping off” ceremony at the campus later this afternoon, at which dignitaries will place the last beam atop The Water Institute of the Gulf’s new riverfront headquarters.
A Lafayette hotel developer has closed on the purchase of a former Citiplace restaurant and plans to start construction there on a new four-story, 119-room Tru by Hilton hotel as early as May. The sale documents for the transaction were filed with the East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court today.
Gerry Lane Enterprises President Eric Lane can’t find enough certified auto repair technicians to keep his four Baton Rouge area dealerships fully staffed. And he knows he’s not alone. “I don’t think there’s a service department in Baton Rouge who doesn’t need more techs,” Lane tells Business Report in a feature in the new issue.
Woman’s Hospital is preparing to begin construction on a $12.3 million addition to its main campus off Airline Highway to offer breast and gynecologic cancer services as part of a long-planned partnership with Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center.
Dermasurgery Center is relocating from its current location on Picardy Avenue to a new office under construction at 6411 Perkins Road, across from Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
Erin DeBosier Tew, founder and owner of Red Door Interiors, is opening a new concept store in the Southdowns Village Shopping Center in the space formerly occupied by Ann Connelly Fine Art.
Growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs, I ate my fair share of Italian food. Every time I go home I usually order a pasta dish from my and my dad’s favorite pizzeria. It’s about a 5-10 minute drive from my house, so we stop by often for a dinner full of comfort and garlic.
After a delay due to extensive renovations, Don Jose’s Grill has finally opened at 3154 College Drive in the Village Square Shopping Center, near Wal-Mart. Owner Edgar Plascencia says the restaurant is in the middle of a soft opening that began about three weeks ago.
Tiger Deaux-nuts is undergoing a major renovation and will revamp its menu to include more savory items and brunch-centered offerings. Owner Jeff Herman says the doughnut shop, located at 5162 Government St. in Mid City, is still open even though construction is currently underway.
Construction of a new Superior Grill location in the Kenilworth Shopping Center is well underway, but the restaurant likely will not be completed and open for business until early fall. That’s several months later than originally planned, but routine construction delays have pushed the completion date back, says Brian Whitley, the restaurant’s manager.