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Lafayette’s Macy’s and Bed Bath & Beyond locations survived another shutdown in early 2022, although more closings may be imminent for national retail chains.
USA TODAY reported last week that Macy’s has identified six Macy’s and one Bloomingdale locations as part of the company’s plan to close a fifth of its retail stores. The seven closings are the third of three rounds of closings since the beginning of 2020.
To date, none of Macy’s Louisiana locations has been targeted. The brand has locations in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Metairie.
Bed Bath & Beyond has also taken steps to close a significant portion of its locations, USA TODAY reported. No stores will close in Louisiana as a result of the recent round of closings, but locations in Baton Rouge and Slidell have been targeted in previous rounds.
Parish Ink closes location in the south
Parish Ink, a local apparel company, closed its location in the south on Saturday but still has two other retail locations.
The location on the south side was at 6772 Johnston Street. The brand has a location in downtown Lafayette at 310 Jefferson Street and a River Ranch store at 201 Settlers Trace Boulevard.
The brand was founded in 2010 and the Southside location has been open for six years.
CBD shop opens in downtown Lafayette
Miss Reba’s Green House, a new CBD shop in Downtown Lafayette, officially opened in early 2022 and offers a variety of ways to consume or use CBD – bath bombs, topical creams, gums, tinctures.
CBD (cannabidiol) is made from hemp plants, which are the same species as marijuana but contain virtually none of the psychoactive compounds that get people high. To be legal in Louisiana, CBD must have less than 0.3% Delta-9-THC.
All products sold at Miss Reba are registered with the Louisiana Department of Health. Products in the store can range from legally allowed 0.3% Delta-9-THC to broadband products that don’t contain any.
Legend’s gets approval for former Zaxby’s
Legend’s Bar and Grill received approval for the former Zaxby’s on Verot School Road, documents from the Lafayette Consolidated Government Permit Division.
The building is located at 2813 Verot School Road. The renovation is valued at $ 250,000.
Waiter develops relationship with ghost kitchens
Lafayette-based grocery delivery company Waitr is expanding its relationship with “ghost kitchens” – grocery stamps for deliveries only with no physical location – adding a number of celebrity-tied concepts.
The company announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Virtual Dining Concepts so that Waitr can carry its concepts in the app. Virtual Dining Concepts hires existing restaurants to produce meals for their delivery companies.
As part of the partnership, Waitr would initiate discussions with restaurants on its platform to create new delivery options using virtual dining concepts.
Virtual Dining Concepts brands are heavily oriented towards pop culture with concepts aimed at Gen Z customers. Brands include TikTok Kitchen, which offers a menu based on popular food trends on the social media app, and Barstool Bites, which caters to fans of the Barstool Sports network.
The company also has several brands associated with celebrity, including Mariah’s Cookies (named after Mariah Carey), Pauly Ds Italian Subs, and Steve Harvey’s Family Food.
Acadian Ambulance expands to Nashville
Effective February 1, Acadian Ambulance Service to acquire MedicOne Medical Response operations in Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas.
MedicOne will continue to operate in Illinois.
Acadian Ambulance expanded to Tennessee in 2018 when it acquired Emergency Mobile Health Care in Memphis.
“Our two companies were founded with two main goals in mind: to provide the best possible patient care and service, and to create a rewarding and fulfilling workplace for team members. MedicOne Medical Response and Acadian share a commitment to high standards of patient care and a commitment to the communities in which we operate, “said Richard supplement, Chairman and CEO of Acadian Ambulance, in a press release.
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