BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Mid-City eyesore will be torn down in the coming weeks in order to make way for a small retail strip center.
The Baton Rouge Business Report says that the old Exxon station that became a windshield repair center at the corner of Jefferson Highway and Claycut Road will be torn down. In its place will be a 2,570-square-foot shopping center consisting of two suites.
Demolition is expected to take a few weeks to complete, and construction of the new stores to begin within 30 days after that. Baton Rouge-based contractor Charles Carter & Company is scheduled to finish the project in about six months.
The building, expected to cost $416,000, does not have any tenants lined up yet. The property owner, Horris Harper of Houston, tells the Baton Rouge Business Report through Beaux Box Commercial Real Estate, that he would like to house a restaurant and retail business in the stores-to-be.
The address for the strip center will be changed from 754 Jefferson Hwy. to 750 Jefferson Hwy.