LUS Fiber continues to steadily climb toward its stated revenue goals for year one.
According to its latest monthly financial report, LUS Fiber generated $65,218.15 in retail sales for the month of July, a 31 percent increase over June's retail revenue of $49,612.48. The newly released July statement also reports monthly operating expenses holding relatively steady at $559,757.71, putting July's net operating revenue before depreciation and amortization at negative $494,539.56.
LUS remains tight-lipped about the specifics of its customer base and marketing strategy. However, as a public entity, it is held to a different standard when it comes to releasing its financial statements and overall business goals. The business has so far gotten off to a slower-than-anticipated rollout, but has since been rebounding with expanded coverage and personal door-to-door sales calls. Last month, LUS Director Terry Huval told The Independent the service was now available throughout all of its Phase 1 service area.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
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.