The owner of Tim’s Kitchen, who some might remember as the former Chef and co-owner of Ruby’s restaurant, says he’s been blessed during the pandemic despite the challenges.
Many restaurants have had to close – some permanently – but he’s been able to stay open and keep his employees. He said initially he only had curbside and take-out, but since has opened up his restaurant for Phases I and II. Even today, though, most of his business is take-out.
Read the full article by KATC here: https://www.katc.com/news/lafayette-parish/were-open […]
A Broussard dad created a special memory for his 6-year-old daughter who was looking forward to her school’s daddy-daughter dance, which was canceled due to coronavirus.
Chase Boutte says his daughter, Cameron, had her heart set on going to the dance at St. Cecilia School, and was sad to hear it was called off.
So to keep her spirits high, Boutte cooked dinner and asked Cameron to put on her new dress, and extended an invitation to her to meet him in the family’s living room.
That’s where daddy and daughter dined in style […]
Downtown Broussard will soon see infrastructure and aesthetic improvements that could help connect the growing city’s historic core with its newer residential areas.
Broussard leaders unveiled on Monday a new master plan they hope will guide public and private investment along the city’s Main Street corridor.
“Not only can this boost our local economy, but also enhance the quality of life for our citizens while recognizing our rich heritage,” said Broussard Mayor Ray Bourque. “We can see what Broussard’s future could hold.”
Read more at The Acadiana Advocate […]
As the city of Broussard prepares to unveil a master plan for its downtown district, at least one developer is ready to break ground on projects.
Clifton Guidry’s plan for Parc des Aimee, which will be located at 403 E. Main St. across from Broussard City Hall, includes a quaint cafe with outdoor seating and a courtyard with a gazebo where people can connect.
“That’s the vision,” Guidry said. “We’re hoping people can use the space to gather and network and socialize since it’s across from city hall.”
The concept aligns with ideas shared […]
A 49.74-acre site in St. Martin Parish is now certified for economic development as part of the Louisiana Economic Development’s certified sites program.
The Broussard Economic Development Corporation, St. Martin Economic Development Authority, One Acadiana and SLEMCO made the announcement Thursday regarding the site at the Spanish Trail Industrial Park, which is just west of La. 182 and south of Zoosiana.
The site is the 16th to gain certification in Acadiana and the first in St. Martin Parish, One Acadiana officials announced. The certification means it meets the state’s priority for large tracts of land, known […]
Today, Broussard Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and St. Martin Economic Development Authority (SMEDA) with One Acadiana (1A) and SLEMCO announced that a 49.74-acre site located at the Spanish Trail Industrial Park has been certified under the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Certified Sites program.
Working with partners across the region, One Acadiana’s site development efforts respond to the needs of site selectors and relocating businesses. Establishing a landing pad for businesses is a crucial ingredient to attracting jobs and investment to the Acadiana Region.
The Spanish Trail Industrial Park Site is Acadiana’s 16th certified site and is […]
Improvements are in the works for downtown Broussard and concerns have come up. But at next’s weeks meeting, everyone will get a chance to share their vision for new developments.
“Everyone wants to live in a beautiful city and it’s important that our administration focuses on those simple things because it’s part of the quality of life,” says Broussard Mayor Ray Bourque.
Mayor Bourque says now is the perfect time to make infrastructure improvements, and their first phase of the revitalization plan is a new four-story 30-unit condo building.
Bourque explains, “Improving our downtown area […]
Last week, Mayor Ray Bourque sat down with KLFY’s Caroline Marcello to talk about the City of Broussard’s economic and retail growth as it relates to our location between two airports with a connection to Interstates 10 and 49 as well as US 90. Here’s the video in case you missed it – exciting times for us in the future! Read more at KLFY.com […]
Residents lined the streets of Broussard today to celebrate the Christmas season.
The city’s Christmas Parade rolled this afternoon, with lots of floats throwing beads and candy.
“They’re doing this great parade, the firemen, everybody’s invited in the community and outside the community,” said Tara Judice.
“It’s amazing what the community does out here for the kids,” said Ladonna Helaire
Although the Lafayette, Broussard and Catahoula parades rolled today, there are still some parades to come and many other Christmas events on tap in Acadiana.
To see our schedule of events, click here.
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It’s been decades since the Trappey’s processing plants in New Iberia and Lafayette closed their doors, but the family that once rivaled Tabasco and the McIlhenny family have returned to the food business in Acadiana.
Trapp’s Broussard, 209 N. Morgan Ave., opened Oct. 28 in the 4,500-square-foot building that previously housed Hook & Boil and offers Cajun and Creole dishes including their smothered catfish, crawfish étouffée and red beans and rice that use Trappey’s red kidney beans. Table are adorned with the usual condiments such as ketchup and salt and pepper along […]
We are very proud of our Broussard Chamber of Commerce and support their bold vision for our region. If you are looking to make a positive impact on our local economy, apply for this initiative today at http://bit.ly/2MSdGvE […]
The Market at Broussard Commons, a community market that will offer items by local artisans, will Saturday at the Broussard Commons Shopping Center, 817 Albertson Parkway.
Owners Kim and Robert Minyard set up the market after a 5,000-square-feet suite that was once home to a fabric store closed down. Kim Minyard said they city needed a community market and they had always planned on building an exterior pavilion to host it but changed plans once the space became available.
“We’ve owned this shopping center for 10 years and we always planned to eventually do an exterior […]