A family-owned limited liability company has purchased a roughly 9,000-square-foot office building at 1012 S. Acadian Thruway, near Claycut Road, for $580,000 as an investment.
Buoyed by the success of their downtown spot since opening in 2014, the owners of Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar will be opening a second location, albeit a slimmed-down version, in the White Star Market in the Square 46 development on Government Street.
When Clark Gaines and his wife began developing the concept for White Star Market—which is expected to open early next year in Mid City—one of the first people they consulted was local chef Jay Ducote.
Gaines wanted to discuss the food hall concept with Ducote and see if the former Food Network Starfinalist would be interested in helping to promote it. Ducote’s initial reaction was that it sounded like a very cool concept and a good way for people to get into the culinary business at a reasonable startup cost.
Developer R.W. Day is proposing an 18-story high-rise with 455, six-bedroom units of student housing that would be located on a 5.4-acre tract behind his Southgate Towers mixed-use development on Burbank Drive.
White Star Market, a hall that will have nearly a dozen different food and drink booths, is the first tenant in the Square 46 mixed-use development on Government Street.
The market will take up about 6,000 square feet in one of the two buildings in Square 46, said Joshua Hoffpauir, the architect who is developing the old Giamanco’s restaurant site at 4646 Government St.
Hoffpauir said the market will be set up like the St. Roch Market in New Orleans. Diners can purchase food and drinks from different booths.
Crawfish Aquatics has purchased a Siegen Lane building adjacent to where its new 40,000-square-foot swimming and recreational facility is under development, in a deal that closed Tuesday evening for $1.32 million.
Westport Investments LLC has sold a portion of its holdings in the Westport subdivision of Port Allen to West Side of the River Holdings LLC. The 34-acre tract adjoins the Community Coffee property on Commercial Drive, west of Allendale Road, and it sold on Feb. 13 for $2.38 million, or about $1.70 per square foot.