It’s late. You get a phone call from home. “Where are you?” You roll your eyes at the ceiling and fib, “I’m at the office.” Well, fib no more. The latest bar to open downtown on Jefferson Street will keep you in the good graces of whomever is looking for you, at least till you get home stinking of cigarette smoke and whiskey.
The Office, in the old 307 Jazz Club, launched its soft opening over the weekend. The entire interior of the building has been remodeled. Most of the interior walls, which made making it into the back room for music a squeeze, have come down. The front bar has been moved to the center of the enlarged space and there are banquets for lounging around the perimeter of the room. There’s two stages for bands, and a back bar to keep the beer flowing when it gets crowded up front. The Office opens today at 4 p.m., just about the time you're getting off work, with music by The Piano Man.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.