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  1. Courtyard Marriott underway in downtown Baton Rouge after two years of delays Developers of the Courtyard Marriott planned for the corner of Third and Florida streets downtown broke ground last week on the 135-room hotel, nearly two years after the project was announced. Part of the reason it has taken so long to bring the project to fruition is because the developers, Windsor Aughtry Hotel Group, didn’t actually get the green light to move forward until last October, when the Metro Council approved the creation of a Tax Increment Financing district for the project. Securing permits also took longer than expected. But the biggest factor behind the delay was the need to redesign the project in an effort to contain escalating costs. Construction is scheduled to take 16 months to complete, and officials with Hospitality America, which will manage the property, hope to be open by November or December of next year. https://www.businessreport.com/article/courtyard-marriott-underway-downtown-baton-rouge-two-years-delays
  2. ^Neat! I looked at their menu online and like that they have healthy options. I'll have to stop there for lunch one day.
  3. ^Sorry to hear about your dad. That's definitely good, I wonder when the leaves will turn brown, that's my definition of fall in BR, lol.
  4. ^ You're right Richy, I drove by it the other day and it looks larger than expected. Now all we need is the 18 story Southgate tower.
  5. Humph! Baton Rouge never gets anything! Bayou Country Superfest moving to New Orleans, Superdome in 2017 http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/music/article_f2d72602-84c8-11e6-b679-b3d0b2a92ff0.html?sr_source=lift_amplify After seven years at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, the Bayou Country Superfest is moving to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The event will still span three days over Memorial Day weekend; the 2017 dates are May 26-28. However, the first day, on Friday, May 26, will consist of a free show in Champions Square, the outdoor venue adjacent to the Superdome. Champions Square will also host the daytime "fan fest" on Saturday and Sunday. Baton Rouge loses Bayou Country Superfest to New Orleans https://www.businessreport.com/article/baton-rouge-loses-bayou-country-superfest-new-orleans
  6. I guess not. I wonder if this is permanent or just until the stadium is renovated... Bayou Country Superfest moving to New Orleans, Superdome in 2017 http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/music/article_f2d72602-84c8-11e6-b679-b3d0b2a92ff0.html?sr_source=lift_amplify After seven years at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, the Bayou Country Superfest is moving to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The event will still span three days over Memorial Day weekend; the 2017 dates are May 26-28. However, the first day, on Friday, May 26, will consist of a free show in Champions Square, the outdoor venue adjacent to the Superdome. Champions Square will also host the daytime "fan fest" on Saturday and Sunday. Baton Rouge loses Bayou Country Superfest to New Orleans https://www.businessreport.com/article/baton-rouge-loses-bayou-country-superfest-new-orleans
  7. Well, 3 catastrophes in 1 summer: the shooting, the flood and Les Miles getting fired. Hopefully this is it.
  8. LOL! Actually no, I read all the merchandise in Walmart's warehouses have charms and hexes placed on them before they're shipped out to be sold. It's probably better to order organic foil from online.
  9. Yes, maybe this is blessing in disguise for the schools that needed renovations anyway. Yes, the metallic papercraft looking design is the final design.
  10. LOL!! http://www.theadvocate.com/louisiana_flood_2016/article_b6aae68c-6952-11e6-9dd9-dfb229b90b79.html http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/weather_traffic/article_61a4103c-60d8-11e6-831b-9fc5381451c0.html
  11. LOL! Just whatever you wanted to add or expand upon.
  12. Thanks for you response Richy. Now all we need is Cajuns input. It's definitely a lot going on. That's a good idea Richy, you seem to have a lot of info to share. I could see that too. And we've been blessed because neither times did the situation devolve into chaos like it could have so hopefully we've passed the "tests". Good points about development. Took a sight seeing tour to Magnolia Square in Central and it's giving Willow Grove a run for its money. Can't wait to see how Show Creek will turn out.
  13. Sorry Mr. B, I just now saw your response. Haha, thanks. Hopefully that's not what's happened but it does seem to fit together coincidentally. But yes, like you and Antrell said, hopefully this'll be an economic boost. One thing I hope they continue to do is build and rebuild schools like they did for Lee High. I think that would be a population growth draw.
  14. I can see that. It'll take a lot for BR to get to that state though.
  15. Yes, that and the suggestion that this flood was intentional. What about Seattle would you like to see emulated?