The Lafayette city-parish council is once again scheduled to take up an ordinance
blocking Greyhound Bus Lines planned move out of downtown to the corner of Moss
and Matheiu Street in North Lafayette. This time, a vote on the issue seems
likely. Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux has twice tabled the ordinance to
allow for more time for Greyhound and city officials to broker a deal to move Greyhound into the city’s Rosa Parks Transportation
Center. Those negotiations are ongoing. However, work crews have begun
renovating the Moss Street building in preparation of a new tenant. Last
week, Boudreaux told The Advocate he considers that a “breach of the
If passed, Boudreaux’s ordinance would repeal a
zoning change passed by the last council that allows Greyhound to operate out of its Moss Street building. The previous council went against staff
recommendations last year to change the property’s zoning from light industrial
to general business, despite objections from area residents who say the bus
station would be detrimental to their neighborhood. Greyhound has threatened
legal action if the council reverses its zoning change. A group of Moss Street
businesses and residents have also been exploring legal recourse if the council
doesn’t move to stop Greyhound. Neither Boudreaux nor Chief Administrative Officer Dee Stanley could be reached this morning for comment.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.