Chase Towers rebranding as River Mark Center as part of redevelopment

The Chase Towers in downtown Baton Rouge will get a new name in the new year, says developer Mike Wampold, who is planning to rebrand his iconic high rises as I & II River Mark Center

Year-in-review: Commercial real estate survives 2020 but future uncertain

While 2020 could have been a year that decimated commercial real estate, the office and retail sectors in Baton Rouge remain relatively healthy as the year comes to a close, though there’s plenty of uncertainty and some concern about what lies ahead.

Kidz Karousel owners partner with 11-year-old entrepreneur on hand sanitizer

The owners of Port Allen-based Kidz Karousel early childhood development centers have partnered with a Prairieville-based children’s skin care company on a new hand sanitizer line. 
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SCOTUS won’t hear Texas Stanford case, clearing the way for small recovery

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to get involved in one of the higher-profile cases in the Stanford Group litigation, clearing the way for the receiver in the case to collect a $132 million settlement from two insurance brokerages involved in the scheme.

Entrepreneur: Chenese Lewis

Entrepreneur: Chenese Lewis, is the founder of her eponymously named events production company and a multi-media personality.

Local developer buys nearly 200 acres off Burbank Drive

Developer Kevin Nguyen bought nearly 200 acres off Burbank Drive in a deal filed last week with the clerk of court. 

LWC working to root out fraudulent unemployment claims 

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is making progress in its efforts to root out potentially fraudulent claims, say department officials, who note a dramatic decrease in the number of first-time claims after an unprecedented surge in November.

Batch 13 temporarily closes doors to weather pandemic blows

Al Copeland Investments has closed Batch 13, its downtown fast-casual breakfast and lunch restaurant, in an effort to keep the business afloat during the...

Drakes Landing multifamily development greenlit for construction

Contractors have received the go-ahead to begin construction on Drakes Landing, the nearly 300,000-square-foot multifamily development planned for North Ardenwood Drive. 

Citiscape at Essen Apartments sells to Texas group for nearly $48M

Irving, Texas-based The Medve Group has bought the 299-unit Citiscape at Essen Apartments community on Mancuso Lane, across the street from the Piccadilly on Essen Lane.