News & Announcements

News & Announcements

Opening Soon! Javi P's Fresh Mexican Cuisine.

Look for the new Javi P's restaurant to open soon in the Power Center. They are known for their authentic fresh ingredients.

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Coming Soon! Second Alexandria Whataburger Location

Keep an eye out for Alexandria's second location of Whataburger starting construction at 3601 South MacArthur Drive.

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Registration Opens for LA General Contractors Seminar

Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute course focusing on commercial construction will take place Feb. 21 to May 4 BATON ROUGE, La. — Registration is now open for the Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute’s General Contractors Seminar. The 10-week course is a key component of Louisiana’s nationally recognized training institute for construction professionals. The LCAI General Contractors Seminar will provide foundational technical knowledge essential to a general contractor in order to sustain and grow a business in the construction industry. The course will take place online...

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Cenla Moving & Delivery Opens New Offices

Cenla Moving & Delivery Services President Wayne Thomas (at right with scissors) cuts the ribbon along with his wife Chericia Wednesday, November 3, 2021, outside of their new offices at 3600 Jackson Street, Suite 112. The company has been serving central Louisiana as a home-based business for the past seven years and recently opened a new office in the Dunbar Plaza building.

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Walker Automotive Adds Mazda Dealership

Walker Automotive President Lawrence Searcy (center, with scissors) cuts the ribbon Tuesday morning at the new Walker Mazda dealership at 1616 MacArthur Drive. Mazda is the latest car line to join the many vehicle offerings from the 102-year-old Walker Automotive company.

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AFCO Industries Celebrates 75th Anniversary

AFCO Alexandria Plant Employee of the Year Keodre Frazier (center, with scissors) cuts the ribbon Tuesday morning, Oct. 5, as part of the company's 75th anniversary celebration at the company headquarters building at 3400 Roy Street. The 100 percent employee owned company is one of the nation’s leading building products manufacturers. With plants in Alexandria, Olive Branch, Miss., and Olmsted, Ill., AFCO is a vertically integrated producer of aluminum, plastic, and fiberglass products. The company’s products can be found in the home centers, lumber yards, and distributors nation-wide.

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Beacon Behavioral Hospital Holds Ribbon Cutting

Program Director Shareka Moore-Roque, LCSW, (center left with scissors) and Vice President of Patient Outreach Tabatha Golding (center right with scissors) jointly cut the ribbon Thursday afternoon, Oct. 14, for the grand opening of Beacon Behavioral Hospital's newest Intensive Outpatient Program clinic, located at 80 Versailles Blvd., Suite C. This is Beacon's ninth Intensive Outpatient Program clinic in Louisiana. The center's therapy staff provides comprehensive and confidential treatment to those suffering from depression and other mood disorders, changes in behavior, psychosis and major...

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Ribbon Cutting at Ugly Mug Marketing

Tim Johnson (center, with scissors) cuts the ribbon Tuesday afternoon during a ribbon cutting and open house Tuesday afternoon at Ugly Mug Marketing, located at 325 Desoto Street.

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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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