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Chick-fil- A to locate on College Dr.

July 7, 2011


According to my phone conversation with the permit office today, Chick-fil-A has a permit to build a restaurant where the old Koto of Japan was located in the Hobby Lobby Shopping Center.  This will be convenient for chicken lovers in and around Southdowns (a subdivision in Baton Rouge, LA). For more information about Chick-fil-A visit […]


June 29, 2011


The thought of buying an older home with “character” and having to tackle renovations can be overwhelming to many.  Look closely and you will see a lot of these renovations around LSU in Southdowns, University Gardens, the Garden District and  Hundred Oaks area in Baton Rouge, La.  If you are one of those homebuyers who has wanted a project/ fixer […]

Southdowns..and Beyond

June 22, 2011


On a recent day trip from Southdowns (a neighborhood in Baton Rouge, LA),  I drove up to St. Francisville with a friend to have lunch.  One of the reasons was to cross the new John James Audubon Bridge and marvel at our new local record setting attraction.  As many of you know the high water of the Mississippi […]

Summer Fun at BREC Parks

June 2, 2011


For those of you looking for some summer fun, check out BREC. The Extreme Sports Park, at 7122 Perkins Rd 70808, is a great park convenient to Southdowns (a neighborhood in Baton Rouge, LA). This 52.2 acre community park has a 30,000 sq. ft. skate park built by California Skateparks,  a BMX bike park with […]

Mimosa District

May 30, 2011


The new filing in the Rouzon development known as the Mimosa District is underway.  Located on the old Ford Property, this development is located on Perkins Road  just southeast of College Drive.  The architects designed these single family homes in the regional style and sizes of the homes found in Southdowns  (a neighborhood in Baton […]

Perkins Lane

May 23, 2011


Another new development on the edge of Southdowns (a neighborhood in Baton Rouge, LA) is Perkins Lane. The development is located on Perkins Road between College Dr.  and Acadian Thruway and will offer 24 townhome units ranging from 1,750 – 3,000 sq ft. in size. If you would like to learn more about available units, […]

Southdowns Village Art, Wine, and Design

May 19, 2011


Just a reminder to everyone that Southdowns Village will be hosting Art, Wine and Design this evening from 6pm-9pm.  Third in a series of events that features merchant open houses, artist exhibitions, wine tastings and live music.  Participating merchants include Ann Connelly Fine Art, Assured Flooring, Bella Bridesmaid, Blon Salon, The Bulldog, The Front Door, […]

Southdowns Shopping Center Sold

April 20, 2011


As reported in the Baton Rouge Business Report Tom Cook: Southdowns Shopping Center sold Southdowns Shopping Center was built around 1960 and then underwent minor renovations in the mid 1990s. The property was acquired by Southdowns Center in May 2006, and a nearly $2 million renovation took place. The most recent renovation included the re-tenting […]

Perkins/Acadian Shopping Center

April 18, 2011


January 1, 2010 the popular Caterie bar and restaurant was ablaze.  Well over a year later there are signs of progress that the shopping center on the edge of Baton Rouge’s Southdowns neighborhood is moving forward. The AT&T building is complete and word is that Burgersmith will fill the shell next door.   Burgersmith is a […]

Stanford Ave. sewer project

April 18, 2011


    As anyone is Southdowns is aware, the sewer project on Stanford Ave is making headway.  EJ Amato with Baton Rouge Public Works Sewer Dept. tells me this 400 day project named the Highland/Buccanan Project started on  9/1/2010.  Its anticipated completion date of 10/5/2011.  Gillmore and Sons was awarded the bid that encompasses Stanford Ave., Valley St. […]