While uncertainty looms for car dealers across the country — and even some locally — Courtesy Automotive Group’s Don Hargroder has been taking advantage of every opportunity that presents itself. In recent months he struck two deals with Lafayette’s Mann family to buy the Saturn dealership on Ambassador Caffery Parkway and the family’s Cadillac and GMC dealership in New Iberia, the latter transaction scheduled to close any day now.
Now Hargroder is hoping to buy Lafayette’s Schoeffler Cadillac from brothers Harold and Charles Schoeffler. Read more about Courtesy's aggressive expansion in this month's Turk File, on newsstands today in The Independent Weekly.
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.