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  1. ^Which is ashame because Picadilly is good. Maybe if they tried an all you can eat concept that would help them revitalize the brand.
  2. I didn't know they were affected. Hmm, that's definitely possible because they cleared out a relatively large piece of land/pavement in front of Target. They also cleared the old BP/Texaco on Oneal and pulled up the fuel tanks. That leaves 3 spots of you include the Lone Star which didn't reopen. Hopefully something good comes, maybe a seafood place? The Taco Bell on Oneal actually remodeled. That remodel was almost as fast as Lowe's, lol. It seemed like they closed down last week and now they're finished.
  3. Saltgrass Steak House signs lease for old Coyote Blues space on S. Acadian Thruway Saltgrass Steak House, a Houston-based chain with 55 locations across the U.S., has signed a deal to open a restaurant in the former Coyote Blues space near the intersection of S. Acadian Thruway and Interstate 10. Plans are to extensively renovate the 8,500-square-foot space at 2450 S. Acadian Thruway to convert it from a Mexican cantina to a rustic space fit for Texas ranchers. The restaurant is expected to open by the summer, said William Hoffpauir, an agent with Marcus & Millichap who was marketing the building for its owners. Saltgrass is owned by Landry’s Inc., the restaurant and hospitality company whose properties include Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Morton’s The Steakhouse and the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. There are currently three Saltgrass Steak Houses in Louisiana: Lafayette, Bossier City and Lake Charles. http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/food_restaurants/article_f37ac78a-f881-11e6-9c6e-1f6e4c4ae93f.html
  4. The one on O'neal shut down.
  5. So does anyone know what's going up in front of Target on Millerville? My unsupported guess is a Wendy's.
  6. ^Hmm, good thinking.
  7. I'm just guessing that's were it will be located. https://www.businessreport.com/article/baton-rouge-attorney-spencer-calahan-planning-8-5-million-downtown-office-building Baton Rouge attorney Spencer Calahan planning $8.5M downtown office building Spencer Calahan has begun work to build a new five-story office building in downtown Baton Rouge near the Pastime Restaurant at 252 South Blvd. that will cost the attorney between $8.5 million and $9 million. GraceHebert Architects is designing the building, which will be located at the corner of South Boulevard and St. Louis Street. Work crews have already started demolishing a number of aging houses on the site, and construction of the building is set to begin this summer. Calahan expects the building to be completed about 14 months after ground is broken.
  8. Do we really need another one of these? Lol, I guess the next location'll be downtown. If its going to go in front of Bon Carre hopefully its in the same style. http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/article_26612560-f23b-11e6-889f-2fd7665d149f.html Work set to begin on 8,000-plus square-foot Family Dollar store in Baton Rouge Construction will begin in a week on an 8,320-square-foot Family Dollar store at 7070 Florida Blvd. The store, just west of the Lobdell Boulevard intersection, is set to open by the end of July-early August, said an official with Kimble Development, the Baton Rouge company that is developing the site. Family Dollar has 37 locations in metro Baton Rouge.
  9. I think they should have painted it light and medium cool gray or slate and used pale blue glass curtains like the BREC building, then it would have looked nice. I think they also should have put on some type of short lattice crown to hide those antennas. So basically make it look like the BREC headquarters but with a "sophisticated" color pallet.
  10. ^Yeah, my guess is that on buildings where the logo space is much wider than tall it looks nice and modern but on ours it just looks off center by mistake.
  11. ^Lol true but the way they painted it two different noncomplimentary shades of basic beige and have different colors of glass on the facade (black and clear) made it worse. And the antennas on the roof look sloppy.
  12. I appreciate the look they were going for and what they were trying to do but like Cajun said the Marriott reno looks ugly. Well I don't think he used those words so if not I'll say I think it's ugly. It looks like a nondescript cookie cut high rise from a developing nation now.
  13. Dollar General to open smaller store on Florida Boulevard ALEXANDRIA BURRIS February 8, 2017 Dollar General is opening the second Baton Rouge location of its slightly smaller-format store this summer. Permits have been pulled for the new construction of a 7,500-square-foot building at 4825 and 4917 Florida Blvd., near Burger King and the North Foster Drive intersection. Integrated Development Group’s Jay Wood—a principal of Dorsey Development Companies LLC, the company building the store—says the purchase of the property for the project should be finalized in the next week or two. Construction will start soon after, he adds, with the store scheduled to open sometime around July. The planned Florida Boulevard store, Wood says, will be a bit smaller than the typical Dollar General and will have a somewhat smaller product selection, though shoppers will be able to find many of the same goods that are available in traditional Dollar General stores. The planned store is similar to the smaller Dollar General on South Harrell’s Ferry Road near O’Neal Lane, Wood says. https://www.businessreport.com/article/dollar-general-open-smaller-store-florida-boulevard
  14. Nice breakdown.
  15. Good news for northern B.R. Southern University plans new alumni complex that could include retail, multifamily space 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. The federation is in the process of rezoning a plot of land on Harding Boulevard, near James J. Prestage Street, on the south side of campus to allow for commercial development. The site is five acres and has a potential for 250,000 square feet of space for commercial and multifamily use. If approved, several ideas are being batted around that will include a combination of student housing, hotel, retail and restaurant uses, says Southern University Alumni Federation President Preston Castille. The center will likely be named the Center for Alumni and Economic Development. “The idea is this project could be one of hopefully several that would spark development on campus and ultimately spark development in the north Baton Rouge area,” Castille says, adding there are more plans in the works. Southern recently moved some of its law classes to the Mentorship Academy downtown, a branching-out of the HBCU that school leaders say will continue in the coming months. The alumni federation currently works out of an office near the university’s library, but will move its operations to the new center. Rinaldi Jacobs, interim executive director of the Baton Rouge North Economic Development District, says the center will be akin to LSU’s Lod Cook alumni center, which includes event space, a caterer and a hotel. The project will likely have several tenants. “We’re going to use this as an economic generator as part of the north Baton Rouge build up,” Jacobs says, adding it will likely take between 18 months and two years to complete the project. https://www.businessreport.com/article/southern-university-alumni-complex-student-housing-hotel-floated