stewart_thumbDeveloper and former cancer physician Glenn Stewart is shaking up the world of high-end retail in a very big way. When The Daily Advertiser revealed in a Sept. 21 report that the 16,500-square-foot women’s department store, La MarQuiche — the future anchor of Stewart’s swanky Parched Lafayette development — will donate 100 percent of its profits to charities that focus on education and opportunities for “the most beautiful women in the world,” a great cheer arose in the Hub City...

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011
Written by The Independent Staff

Stewart_hay
                                                                          Photo Illustration

Developer and former cancer physician Glenn Stewart is shaking up the world of high-end retail in a very big way. When The Daily Advertiser revealed in a Sept. 21 report that the 16,500-square-foot women’s department store, La MarQuiche — the future anchor of Stewart’s swanky Parched Lafayette development — will donate 100 percent of its profits to charities that focus on education and opportunities for “the most beautiful women in the world,” a great cheer arose in the Hub City. The dearth of opportunities for beautiful women in Lafayette has been a blight on our city. La MarQuiche will be governed by a 12-member board of directoresses comprising some of Lafayette’s most civically engaged women.

We scoured the vast expanses of the Googles in search of a philanthropic business model even remotely akin to Stewart’s big-hearted gesture and can find only one: Goodwill. But based on our experience with Mr. Stewart — his never-say-quit attitude, his dogged determination against all odds, his keen sense of how deeply this community embraces him — we can predict with a high degree of certainty that Goodwill will be no match for the good doctor, who has also been a one-man boon to the outdoor advertising industry in Lafayette for the last few months. Glenn Stewart — makin’ some noise for the girls, not the boys.

To post a comment, please log into your IND account. If you do not have an account, click the "register" button to create one. Facebook comments can be used as an alternative to creating an account at theIND.com.

LA LA Land
Advertisement

Read the Flipping Paper!

Click Here for the Entire Print Version of
IND Monthly
Advertisement
Advertisement