Real estate recap: The Catarie to breathe new life into The Caterie … Woman's campus 'bound to become a specialty hospital' … B.R. finalist in national Roommate of the Year contest
New morning: A restaurant and live music venue called The Catarie has signed a letter of intent to fill about 3,000 square feet of a new retail and office development under construction at the intersection of South Acadian Thruway and Perkins Road. The Catarie plans to open by early September on the space formerly home to The Caterie, a popular restaurant and nightclub that was destroyed in a New Year's Day fire in 2010. Jon Claitor, a partner in the Acadian-Perkins Plaza development, says the slight name change reflects new ownership as well as continuity. Read the full story from Daily Report here.
In general: Though specifics are "impossible to know" at the moment, the 24-acre hospital campus at Goodwood Boulevard and Airline Highway that Woman's Hospital will vacate this summer "is bound to become a specialty hospital," says Glen Duncan, spokesman for The Physicians Alliance Corp. TPAC announced last week that it reached a purchase agreement for the campus with Woman's Hospital, which is moving to a new campus down Airline Highway. "The only dates that seem pretty clear-cut right now are July 11, which is when the sale will close, and August 5, when Woman's moves to its new campus," Duncan says. Read the rest of this story from Daily Report here, and another about the purchase agreement here.
Home movies: Arnold Molano of Baton Rouge is one of 10 finalists across the country for Apartments.com's fourth annual nationwide Roommate of the Year video contest. The grand-prize winner, as voted on by the public, gets his or her rent paid for a year and $10,000. The entry by Molano, called "Roommate of the Year '12," is a silent movie–style video showcasing how he always pays the rent on time and can even take care of the occasional spider. You can check out all of the finalist videos here and cast your vote through Wednesday.
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