Iberia Economic Development Authority has purchased six acres to jump-start the development of a business park, Progress Point Business Park, near Acadiana Regional Airport. IEDA will purchase an additional 44 acres to be acquired this fall.
Upon the recommendation of an economic development consultant, plans were made to develop an upscale mixed-use commercial park to attract a wide variety of businesses from office space and warehousing to retail. For sale or lease information at Progress Point Park, contact Mike Tarantino at (337) 367-0834 or (888) 879-9669 or visit www.iberiaeda.org. — ABiz Staff
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.