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Guidry’s Reef calls it quits

Guidry’s Reef, a seafood/steakhouse restaurant on Pinhook Road, quietly shut down over the long Memorial Day weekend.

Grand Point Center opens in Henderson

The town of Henderson has seen a recent string of new developments popping up along its stretch of the Grand Point Highway, most notably the Grand Point Center that opened in January.

One to grow on

HerringStone’s expands with HeirLoom by HerringStone’s in Youngsville.

Itz Pop-A-Licious under new ownership

Ron and Jean Prejean of Lafayette are the new owners of Itz Pop-A-Licious, which offers a variety of gourmet popcorn in a family-friendly atmosphere.

2Paul’s calls it quits

The economy, the August flooding, a chain gang of restaurants. It was all just too much for the local BBQ joint.

LA Pizza Mia expands to Broussard

LA Pizza Mia began as a creative concept from the executive culinary team at Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club before opening its first branded restaurant in New Iberia earlier this year.

Dat Dog delayed again

The dog days of summer are behind us. The dog days of Downtown are yet to be.

B&G Food buys nine Lafayette Taco Bells

Morgan City-based franchisee now operates more than 100 Taco Bell restaurants in Louisiana, Texas (primarily the Houston area) and southern Mississippi.

Kona Ice cools Acadiana

The decked out, shaved ice truck offers a healthier snack alternative for children with an innovative twist on the traditional snow cone.

Pete’s RePetes. Again.

New ownership and management hope to return one of Lafayette's favorite dives to its former glory by bringing back the classics.

Council approves Perficient incentive

The City-Parish Council on Tuesday approved granting the owners of the former Jefferson Street Market Downtown a restoration tax abatement to help fund improvements and renovations at the 24,500-square-foot site.

Former Jefferson St. Market back on track for Perficient

The City-Parish Council on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that, if approved, would grant Jefferson Street Market LLC a restoration tax abatement, which would make the building’s owners eligible for an up to 10-year break on property taxes on the building.

The Wurst is yet to come

Green Room chief Robert Guercio dreams up puns and sustainable commerce in planning pop-up restaurant The Wurst Biergarten on Jefferson Street.

Ceaux-workers wanted

Opening this November, shared workspace Ceaux looks to get you off your home office island.

Hot Dawg Stop opening in Lafayette

Youngsville-based hot dog purveyors will open their first franchise expansion in the former Bullritos location on Kaliste Saloom Road. And we end this report with five — count 'em, five! — two-letter words that end in o.

Pho Yeah!

Greater Lafayette has got it bad for pho, and Downtown will soon get its own piece of the action.

FedEx eyes old EVD site

Portion of former racetrack grounds in Carencro could be new distribution center for delivery service.

Whole Wheatery Eatery to close

After over 40 years of wholesome, healthy and nutritious business, the Oil Center Health Food Store and Whole Wheatery Eatery will be closing at the end of June.

Digging Downtown

CGI moves 50 employees into its temp offices on Jefferson Street.

World of Beer on tap for Costco center

Another tavern is coming to Lafayette's new Costco-anchored shopping center, as World of Beer confirms a 4,500-square-foot location slated to open in the first quarter of 2016.

Girls on the go

The Boulevard is getting a new dose of fashion with the addition of 3 Sisters. Just as Partners' LTD made a move from away Arnould Boulevard, 3 Sisters comes across town from Scott to the location off Johnston Street near longtime retailer Brother's on the Blvd.

BJ's on board

Another biz is on board to fill the Ambassador Town Center with a wide selection of eats and drinks. BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse has two other Louisiana locations and a long-standing love for craft beer.

Lee Michaels' Ambassador Crossing store opens in January

Under construction by Lafayette-based Rudick Company, the new location will feature a Rolex corner, one of the first David Yurman shop-in-shops in an independent jewelry store, and a large selection of designers including John Hardy, Penny Preville and Mikimoto.

Shuffle on down

The beautiful shoes of Shoe La La are shuffling on over to Parc Lafayette by Monday. The footwear boutique on Main Street in River Ranch will close on Saturday and reopen in the space formerly occupie

Rodizio's arrives

Brazilian grill lovers can rejoice — Rodizio Grill is slated for Lafayette by summertime in the Whole Foods shopping center on Ambassador Caffery.

New Partners' opens in Parc Lafayette

The Usie family wanted to own rather than rent and found the option to build a free-standing store on a lot in the Kaliste Saloom Road center.

Shoe La La makes its move

River Ranch's beloved Shoe La La is walking across the street next week and taking up shop in Parc Lafayette.

Luck O’ the Irish?

The former Trynd building on Vermilion Street is now Century Irish Gastropub. The former Trynd restaurant and bar Downtown has reopened yet again as Century Irish Gastropub, featuring a simple menu filled with traditional Irish food with a Cajun fla

Around Town: Sky Zone Trampoline Park

New recreation/fitness trend taking over old Crazy Charlie‘s on Ambassador Caffery Parkway. Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park is taking over the old Crazy Charlie‘s on Ambassador Caffery Parkway. In...

Around Town: Audi heads to Lafayette

The Bohn family, which owns New Orleans Audi in Metairie, is bringing the luxury German brand to Johnston Street. By April work should be well under way on a new Audi dealership at 6160 Johnston St.,...

Around Town: The Lab expands to Downtown

River Ranch coffee hot-spot opens in lobby of AcA mid-May The Lab Handcrafted Coffees and Comforts in River Ranch will open a second concept inside the Acadiana Center for the Arts lobby, taking over...

Around Town: Drug Emporium expands

Look out Whole Foods, Drug Emporium was here first. Drug Emporium on Bertrand Drive near Rouses is getting a face lift and some extra space - a lot of extra space. The drugstore and natural foods...

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