Lafayette’s Gay Fire Fighter is for now pointing to one less business on Vermilion Street.
The clutch of bricked storefronts that has been revived across from Parc San Souci is be missing Philippe’s Wine Cellar. A sign on the door assures customers that they can still find their wine at Philippe’s at 3809 Ambassador Caffery, in the same row of buildings as Charley G’s.
This downtown location had been open since the fall of 2009. No fire sale in sight — their selection of fine wines is moving to their first location. It’s a tough economy for any new business, especially having a high-end selection of wine.
Check out Philippe’s wine and spirits tasting every Friday night at 5pm. Keep checking back as we find out what is going to move into its place.
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.