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Store and restaurant openings fuel growth in Livingston Parish

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LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

The business market in Livingston Parish is booming with many proposed stores/restaurants for the new Juban Crossing development.

Proposed stores include a 14 screen movie theater, Academy, Financial Bank, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Zea's, Walk On's Restaurant, Five Guys Burgers and Fries Restaurant, GNC, Mattress Firm, Menchie's, Izzo's, Verizon, Subway, Lens Crafters, CVS, Rouses, Hallmark, Rue 21, Cato, Pier 1, Men's Wearhouse, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Ross, Shoe Carnival, Petsmart, Lane Bryant, Belk, TJ Maxx, Michaels, Charming Charlie's, Carter's Clothing, Old Navy, Kohl's and Ulta Salon. 

Cavender's Western Store is now open at the Riverside Landing-Bass Pro shopping area. Cavender's is a retailer of high-end Western wear.

Tractor Supply, a retail farm and ranch supply store chain, has been operating in Louisiana since 2007. The Denham Springs store will employ 12 to 17 full and part-time workers. The store will include sales floor and support service space. A fenced exterior space will be used for storage and displaying items such as fencing, sprayers and livestock equipment.

Tractor Supply Co. operates more than 1,223 stores in 46 states. The store is now open for business and has made their Denham Springs location available on Saturday, November 23rd, to help the homeless animals in the parish find homes. This was a huge pet adoption event with the three Parish shelters: Denham Springs, Walker and Livingston.

The parish continues to attract and develop residentially. As the commercial market booms, more and more people will be attracted to the area for the same reasons that people have always found attractive: The rural setting, the waterways, the shopping, events and great school system.

The school board voted recently to purchase two acres outside Walker High School for proposed expansion on Burgess Avenue. They voted in September to purchase property to expand the Live Oak Schools in Watson.

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