Cox Communications is merging its south Louisiana operations, the company announced, combining its Baton Rouge-Lafayette offices with its New Orleans operations, according to a report posted today by Baton Rouge Business Report. The Lafayette and Baton Rouge offices merged in 2006.
A Cox spokeswoman tells BRBR, the merger will create the third-largest Cox unit in the nation, but will not lead to the closure of offices.
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.