Romacelli, the Lafayette-based Italian/Mediterranean concept with restaurants in River Ranch and Sugar Mill Pond, is taking over the space occupied by Gene Todaro’s Enoteca Marcello’s Wine Bar & Café on Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. Romacelli assumed Todaro’s lease June 13, at which time the restaurant closed.
“It went from us being open to them taking over,” Todaro says, calling the deal a “good opportunity” for both parties.
Stuart Ottinger, corporate manager for Double R Restaurant Group of Lafayette, says minor décor changes are under way, with an expected opening in mid-July. The restaurant is located at 4205 Perkins Road, between College Drive and Acadian Thruway.
Double R Restaurant Group, owned by Lafayette’s Rodney Savoy and longtime business partner Robert Gagnard of San Diego, is also the franchisee for Another Broken Egg, which opened a Baton Rouge store late last year in the former site of Harold’s clothing store in Citiplace. Ottinger says the group has signed a letter of intent for a second Baton Rouge location and also has signed an LOI in New Orleans. Another Broken Egg previously operated in the Capital City but shut down its two stores after a franchise dispute.
Along with Robert Daigle, Savoy and Gagnard developed River Ranch and Sugar Mill Pond. The duo’s Double R Restaurant Group, which does not own the Lafayette location of Another Broken Egg, has also been expanding the breakfast/lunch concept in North Carolina and Atlanta, Ottinger says.
Commercial real estate professionals say the best is yet to come.
Dollars for DocsHow to evaluate pharmaceutical company payments to physicians
First Quarter EPI 2013In cooperation with LEDA, each quarter ABiz presents the Lafayette Economic Performance Index. The EPI tracks the strength of the local economy by combining multiple data points into a single score that is compared over time.
From ‘Boat to Throat’According to those who know it best, Louisiana’s famed oyster industry is in a precarious state.
Speaking at ABiz’s second annual State of the Economy event May 9 at the Cajundome Convention Center, LEDA President and CEO Gregg Gothreaux noted Lafayette Parish’s record-breaking retail sales in 2012
Le Virage Marina is a 10-acre residential development on Vermilion River offering residents a home away from home cottage-styled campsite, complete with all the amenities of city life and direct access to Vermilion Bay.
In cooperation with LEDA, each quarter ABiz presents the Lafayette Economic Performance Index. The EPI tracks the strength of the local economy by combining multiple data points into a single score that is compared over time.
ABizYESTERDAY 12:00AM by Nicholas Kusnetz, ProPublica
The UMC medical residency program slated to re-emerge under the management of Lafayette General Medical Center will expand the number of Hub City doctors in training by 20, bringing the total number of resident docs in Lafayette to more than 80.
The concept of a traditional neighborhood development has been a tough sell in New Iberia, and a tough road for the nonprofit Southern Mutual Help Association, which after overcoming numerous obstacles over the last six years, seems on the verge of making the long-awaited Teche Ridge a reality.
Channel surfers will soon find a new urban-focused television station, possibly as early as this week, says Delta Media General Manager Chuck Wood. “Soul of the South — Lafayette” could go live on local Channel 32 either tonight or Tuesday.
The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 3,306 from the previous week's total of 3,386. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 4,177 initial claims.
Two rounds of layoffs in a month’s time, the loss of about 73 jobs, does not jeopardize the incentives Schumacher Group got from the state for expansion because it continues to offset those cuts with hires in other areas.
A 10-acre waterfront residential development in Vermilion Parish will offer cottage-style campsites that are more like homes away from home, complete with all the amenities of city-life as well as direct access to Vermilion Bay.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.