Baton Rouge investors buy 20 acres in Central

A group of Baton Rouge-area investors has purchased a 20.8-acre lot near Lovett Road and Central Thruway in Central. 

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 ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  Allison Donnelly, vice president of Al Copeland Investments...

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. 

Runnels property changes hands; records show debts totaling nearly $6.5M

Roughly six months after the school closed, the Runnels School campus has changed hands, according to sales documents. 
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Christmas brand Fig & Dove expands outside of holiday decor

Five years after Baton Rouge interior designer Colleen Waguespack launched Fig & Dove specializing in high-end Christmas decor, the entrepreneur is expanding her business into items and gifts for special occasions. 

Lounge with rooftop bar planned downtown at former Hound Dogs site

A local investor has bought the former Hound Dogs bar on the corner of Main and Seventh streets and has plans to lease the building as a lounge with a rooftop bar. 

Land for new multifamily development changes hands for $1.5M

A 26-acre tract on North Ardenwood Drive tapped as the spot for a new multifamily development has been sold to the project’s developers. 




JR Ball: Bah! Humbug! It’s ‘Groundhog Day’

The calendar—and the "Hallelujah Chorus"—says it's Christmas season, but are refusal to deal with COVID-19 has every day feeling like the movie "Groundhog Day.'

Riegel: Mired in moral bankruptcy at LSU

A year that began with a football national title has devolved at LSU into one scandal after another—including allegations of covering up sexual misconduct.

Publisher Endorsements: Choosing leaders for EBR’s future

Publisher Rolfe McCollister gives his endorsements for mayor, the Metro Council and other items on the Dec. 5 runoff election ballot.

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