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  1. Baton Rouge Developbits

    Hibbett Sports set to open new location on Airline Highway National sports equipment retailer Hibbett Sports is moving into a 4,400-square-foot space in a small shopping center at 6180 Airline Highway that was formerly home to a Family Dollar. Hibbett Sports will occupy roughly half the space that Family Dollar occupied. The sports retailer will move in the following month. The other tenant in the center is Buddy’s Home Furnishings, which has been located there since 2003. About 4,300 square feet of space in the shopping center is vacant. Morgan says the space is being marketed for retail tenants. https://www.businessreport.com/article/hibbett-sports-set-open-new-location-airline-highway
  2. OSBR and near Sacred Heart/Mid-City yeah, but those other ones...
  3. Downtown Technology District

    I replied in the northern parish thread.
  4. Downtown Technology District

    You believe it's more realistic to expect the upper middle white families of BR to move north of Florida Boulevard??
  5. Downtown Technology District

    I'm not sure if anything could solve the problem except for the second coming but I think if more, "successful" black people moved in it would provide good role models.
  6. Downtown Technology District

    That seems like an interesting idea. I might have said this before but if they want to gentrify North BR, they need to make it attractive to mid and upper middle class black people because at least to me, its biggest weakness (its identity as a predominately black area) could be flipped to be its strength (think Atlanta). Obviously BR can’t get on Atlanta’s level but it’s still a good ideal.
  7. Baton Rouge City Profile

    A very surprising statistic that describes why all these new houses are so expensive. New Orleans, Lafayette, Baton Rouge see large gains in higher-income residents: 'The rest of us aren’t keeping up' In cities across America, the middle class is hollowing out as more households move into either higher- or lower-income groups. New Orleans, Lafayette and Baton Rouge were among cities in a report that saw the biggest gains in upper-income residents from 2000 to 2014. According to Pew, Lafayette and New Orleans saw an overall gain of 13 percentage points in the share of adults who were upper income. Baton Rouge had an 11 percentage point gain. The national average went up by 1 percentage point during the 14-year period. Middle class adults now make up less than half the population in such cities as New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Houston. Forty-nine percent of New Orleans and Lafayette households were middle class in 2014, while Baton Rouge was 52 percent middle class. http://theadvocate.com/news/business/15762417-123/new-orleans-lafayette-baton-rouge-see-large-gains-in-higher-income-residents-the-rest-of-us-arent-ke
  8. Baton Rouge Restaurants

    Italian eatery, steakhouse among 11 new restaurants coming to Baton Rouge area, Lafayette Lafayette-based Double R Restaurant Group plans to open 11 new restaurants across Louisiana over the next two years, including a high-end steakhouse in the River Ranch traditional neighborhood development and wine bars in Gonzales and Central. Those include River Ranch; the 344-acre Conway community on La. 44 just south of Interstate 10 in Gonzales; and the Settlement at Shoe Creek, which will be off Sullivan Road in Central. Double R operates 25 Another Broken Egg Cafe locations, making it the largest franchisee in the chain. Stuart Ottinger, president of Double R, said the company plans to build on its experience with Another Broken Egg in developing the new restaurants. The plan is to hire 30 to 40 people at each restaurant. http://theadvocate.com/news/business/15810483-123/italian-eatery-steakhouse-among-11-new-restaurants-coming-to-baton-rouge-area-lafayette
  9. Louisiana State University

    Well, the logical side of my brain says we don't really need this but the other side wants to see this happen. Planning Commission defers action on 18-story high-rise near LSU, asks for updated traffic study During a busy Planning Commission meeting Monday, the board deferred voting on a proposed 18-story apartment complex near LSU, spiked plans for an assisted living facility on Highland Road, green-lighted the site plan for a proposed Highland Road office building and approved rezoning 14 acres within the Baton Rouge Health District. The board put off for 90 days a vote on the final development plan for the high-rise complex on Burbank Drive, called The Summit at Southgate, to allow developer R.W. Day and engineer Chad Stevens to update a 2013 traffic study and clear up some inconsistencies between the concept plan and the architectural design. In an interview this morning, Stevens says the major issue will be to update the traffic study from 2013 to account for new buildings. That study, conducted by LSU engineering professor Brian Wolshon, will be updated and turned into the Planning Commission staff in plenty of time to allow for review before the Aug. 15 meeting. https://www.businessreport.com/article/planning-commission-defers-action-18-story-high-rise-near-lsu-asks-updated-traffic-study
  10. Louisiana State University

    Planning Commission staff recommends denying proposed 18-story high-rise near LSU The final development plan for a proposed 18-story high-rise student housing complex on Burbank Drive set to come before the Planning Commission today has been recommended for denial by the Planning Commission staff. In its report, the Planning Commission staff recommends denial based on “inconsistencies with the concept plan, the Unified Development Code, expansion of the area proposed for development into areas not advertised, and inconsistencies between sheets submitted by applicant.”. When Day first submitted plans for his Southgate development in 2000, they included a 15-story high-rise. In 2013, he submitted a revised concept plan that increased the height of the high-rise to 18 stories. Both times the Planning Commission gave him the OK. The regulatory problems indicated by the staff include only 609 parking spots in the plan while 1,341 are required, and that the concept plan was approved for six stories of retail space and the final plan calls for nine stories. Day could not be reached for comment as of this morning’s deadline. https://www.businessreport.com/article/planning-commission-staff-recommends-denying-proposed-18-story-high-rise-near-lsu
  11. Baton Rouge Growth and Development

    Yeah that would be neat, maybe on Lafayette Street with a hotel on top.
  12. Baton Rouge Restaurants

    Dairy Queen looks for 80 Louisiana locations; five in Baton Rouge, 15 in New Orleans Dairy Queen plans to add 70 to 80 new Louisiana locations over the next 10 years, with up to five in the Baton Rouge area and more than 15 in New Orleans. For example, at one point the South Sherwood Forest Boulevard store clocked some of the highest sales numbers in chain history, Kerr said. Based on those estimates, the Louisiana spending could be anywhere from $56 million to $144 million if the chain reaches its goals. Dairy Queen is owned by Berkshire Hathaway. There are more than 6,700 stores worldwide, with 36 in Louisiana. http://theadvocate.com/news/business/15702263-123/dairy-queen-looks-for-80-louisiana-locations-five-in-baton-rouge-15-in-new-orleans
  13. Gonzales & Ascension Parish

    In Gonzales, ground is broken on 356-acre Conway mixed-use development Gonzales city officials joined real estate developers and brokers in breaking ground today on Conway, a planned $325 million mixed-use lifestyle community believed to be one of the largest in Gonzales, if not Ascension Parish. “We are expecting over 3,500 people to live in the development once it’s fully constructed,”says Prescott Bailey, Southern Lifestyle Development area president. He also says 237 lots are under contract with homeowners and builders. Conway is expected to be an 8- to 10-year project, Bailey says. The groundbreaking held this morning ushered in the construction of phase one, which is expected to be complete in mid-2017. Not only have homeowners and builders started committing to the project, Bailey says two restaurants also are planning to move into Conway. One of the restaurants is a wine bistro called Pour, and the other is an Italian restaurant called Romacelli. https://www.businessreport.com/article/gonzales-ground-broken-356-acre-conway-mixed-use-development
  14. Mid City

    Lafayette specialty coffee shop coming to White Star Market The specialty, micro roasting coffee company founded by Nathanael Johnson is the newest tenant announced for the burgeoning gourmet food hall set for the mixed-use Square 46 development in Mid City on Government Street. He plans to have a pared-down menu in Baton Rouge, but customers will be able to get the regular types of coffee they are used to buying, like a latte or cappuccino. Johnson and his team have been perfecting a nitro iced coffee for about a year, and that will be on the menu along with teas. He plans to rotate the menu frequently to give people different options. https://www.businessreport.com/article/lafayette-specialty-coffee-shop-coming-white-star-market
  15. Baton Rouge Developbits

    New CJ Brown office planned for Airline Highway The firm closed on the land today, paying $600,000 to the Baringer Land Company, represented by Dale Baringer, for the property at 14452 Airline Highway on which the 7,500-square-foot office building will be built. The firm had only been in the old AMC Plaza Office Building at 3920 Sherwood Forest Blvd. since 2009, but population migration patterns to the south and southeast of the East Baton Rouge Parish and into Ascension Parish forced the firm to begin looking at land closer to its client base. The brokers working at the Perkins Road and Livingston Parish locations are staying in those spots, while a new office is being built in the new Conway development in Ascension Parish. https://www.businessreport.com/article/new-cj-brown-office-planned-airline-highway