News & Announcements

News & Announcements

Fostering Community Holds Ribbon Cutting Event

Fostering Community Holds Ribbon Cutting Event Fostering Community Co-Founder and Board President Allyson Marlowe (center left with scissors) and Fostering Community Co-Founder and Executive Director Andria Fontenot (center right with scissors) cut the ribbon Thursday morning at Fostering Community, located at 3336 Prescott Road. Fostering Community works to improve the lives of children impacted by foster care through advocacy, resources, and support. There are more than 4,000 children in foster care in Louisiana.

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City Commends Businesses for Solving Local Traffic Issue

Alexandria, La. (July 22, 2021) — Drivers using the service road along MacArthur Drive near the intersection with Castle Road are well acquainted with long delays, especially around lunch and dinner time as drivers line up to use the drive thru at Raising Cane’s. The good news is those delays are about to disappear as the restaurant is expanding its parking lot and drive thru lanes thanks to a neighbor’s willingness to relocate their business. “It was a problem off and on,” explained Tracy Thames, a managing partner of the Auto Parts & Supply NAPA store that was next door to the...

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Alexandria Whataburger Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

Alexandria Whataburger Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony Representatives with Whataburger formally broke ground for the restaurant's new Alexandria location at 6240 Coliseum Blvd. Wednesday morning, July 21, 2021. Participating in the groundbreaking ceremony are (from left) Whataburger Area Manager Arin Fenton, Alexandria store General Manager Lashonda Lonnette, Owner/Franchisee Chris Johnson, Whataguy, Director of Marketing Maci Dover and Alexandria City Council Member At-Large Lee Rubin. The Alexandria Whataburger, expected to open in mid-October, will feature the same design as the Pineville...

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NAPA Auto Parts Holds Ribbon Cutting at New Location

NAPA Auto Parts Holds Ribbon Cutting at New Location Managing Partner Tracy Thames (center with scissors) cuts the ribbon Saturday morning at the new location of NAPA Auto Parts at 1898 MacArthur Drive. Joining him are store founder I.B. Thames and his wife Betty Thames, Timmy Thames (white shirt to center left) and company president Isra Thames (blue shirt to center right) along with store employees and representatives of the Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Royal Cambridge housing community holds ribbon cutting ceremony

Royal Cambridge housing community holds ribbon cutting ceremony Alexandria Housing Authority Board Chair Jannease Seastrunk and Alexandria Housing Authority Executive Director Stephan Fontenot (center with scissors) jointly cut the ribbon Tuesday morning, July 6, at the Royal Cambridge housing community. Comprised of three distinct affordable housing sites -- Woodland Pointe, Cambridge Place and Royal Ridge -- totaling 384 units for families, the $50 million project is the result of a partnership between the Alexandria Housing Authority and BGC Advantage.

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Alexandria Downtown Substation Post Office Opens

Alexandria Downtown Substation Post Office Opens Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall (center, with scissors) cuts the ribbon Monday, June 14, formally opening the new Alexandria Downtown Substation Post Office. The new Post Office is located in the Commercial Building at the corner of Johnston and Third Street.

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U.S. Congresswoman Julia Letlow Opens Alexandria Office

U.S. Congresswoman Julia Letlow Opens Alexandria Office U.S. Congresswoman Julia Letlow (center, with scissors) prepares to cut the ribbon at the opening of her Alexandria office at 4124 Jackson Street Monday, June 7. Rep. Letlow has three offices in the 5th Congressional District -- Alexandria, Monroe and Amite.

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Call The Kelones Realty Opens in Alexandria

Call The Kelones Realty Opens in Alexandria Justine Kelone (center with scissors) cuts the ribbon Friday, May 28, at Call The Kelones Realty. Owned by Justine and Kenneth Kelone, the real estate firm is located at 2215 Worley Drive in Alexandria.

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Wyndham Garden Alexandria Ribbon Cutting

Wyndham Garden Alexandria Ribbon Cutting Wyndham Garden owner Aaron Patel (center, with scissors) cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the Wyndham Garden Alexandria Thursday May 27. The 143-room hotel is located at 2301 N. MacArthur Drive and is adjacent to the Alexandria Convention Center.

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Pedro's Tacos and Tequila Bar Opens

Pedro's Tacos and Tequila Bar Opens   Manager Benjamin Chavez (center, with scissors) cut the ribbon Thursday night, April 22, at Pedro's Tacos and Tequila Bar at 3024 North MacArthur Drive. The new restaurant is in the former Steam Boat Bill's location.

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