Izzy Gravouia, co-owner of Lafayette’s Green Room, is opening Roundabout Tavern in the heart of Youngsville.
Located at 327 Iberia St. (Hwy. 92) in the Midtown Plaza, Roundabout Tavern is a family-friendly restaurant serving burgers, wraps, poboys, personal pizzas and a daily plate lunch special. It expects to be open every day except Monday. There will be a full bar.
Featuring nearly 3,000 square feet of customer space, the tavern wants to have live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. Gravouia is operating it with his wife, Lilian Winn Gravouia. They are parents of two young children and want a “mom and pop” type of feeling for their restaurant and venue. The employees include themselves, and the Gravouias are hiring several staff members to serve food and tend bar.
Its “soft open” is expected to be Saturday, March 5 during Youngsville’s Mardi Gras. The official grand opening will be later in the month.
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.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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