Demolition of Lafayette Red Robin, Chick-fil-A construction to come


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The move of Ambassador Caffery Parkway Chick-fil-A is moving ahead, as Lafayette Consolidated Government has issued a permit for the renovation of the new site.

Earlier this year, the local franchisee of Lafayette Chick-fil-A locations announced plans to move the Ambassador location – which has long been considered one of the city’s biggest traffic problems – to Meadow Farm. Road on the site of the old Red Robin. The permit issued by LCG is for the demolition of the Red Robin and the construction of the new Chick-fil-A.

The site is valued at more than $ 2 million.

New salon moving near Acadiana shopping center

A new salon, called My SALON Suite, is planning to open near the Acadiana Mall, according to the salon’s website and permit information.

According to the company’s website, the location plans to offer 29 upscale salon suites that will allow beauticians to move in and grow their personal businesses. The show will be located at 103 Acadiana Mall Circle.

The permit is valued at $ 450,000.

Opelousas board gives the green light to Love’s Truck Stop, McAllister’s Deli

Opelousas officials have approved two business developments – a Love’s Truck Stop and a McAllister’s Deli drive-thru.

Aldermen Council passed a series of resolutions and ordinances that allow the city to annex land from the Interstate-49 service road for a Love’s Truck Stop, change zoning requirements to build a drive-thru McAllister’s Deli in a parking lot on Creswell Lane and building a 240-unit apartment complex on East Laurent Street.

Natural Grocers increases hourly wages

Natural Grocers, a grocery chain with 162 stores in 20 states, including one in Lafayette, is increasing its hourly wage.

Hourly wages for entry-level workers range from $ 13 to $ 17, plus one “Vitamin Buck” per hour that can be used for in-store purchases.

“A competitive salary, helping to provide our crew members with a salary and benefits that we believe to be one of the best in the retail grocery industry is the most significant investment we can make” said Kemper Isely, president and co-chair of Natural Grocers.

The Major Lafayette shopping center bought by the Tennessee company

One of the Lafayette most visited shopping centers is under new ownership after Tennessee-based GBT Realty Corporation finalized the purchase of River Marketplace for $ 39.5.

The mall, which covers 168,421 square feet on the corner of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Kaliste Saloon Road, includes Total Wine and More, Books-A-Million, Buffalo Wild Wings and others. The target is a mall “ghost anchor”, which means she owns her building, but still draws customers to the mall. The target will not be owned by GBT Realty Corporation.

RBL Real Estate sold the property it acquired in 2015. JLL Capital Markets represented RBL in the sale.

The mall was built in 2003 and is the most visited shopping destination within an 80-kilometer radius, according to JLL, ranking in the top 2% of shopping destinations in the United States. The intersection at Ambassador and Kaliste Saloom is the busiest in Lafayette, with over 80,000 vehicles passing through each day.

Contact reporter William Taylor Potter with advice or questions at [email protected] or on Twitter at @wmtaylorpotter.

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