Bars in Ascension Parish were forced to close Friday, Nov. 13 by the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) after the parish reported COVID-19 positivity rates higher than 10% for two consecutive weeks.
Dixie Beer, New Orleans' oldest operating brewery, announced Wednesday, Nov. 4 its brewery will soon be renamed the Faubourg Brewing Company. The new name is a tribute to the diverse neighborhoods of New Orleans; “faubourg” means “neighborhood” in French.
Some republican lawmakers in the Louisiana Legislature are looking to remove the power the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal has in punishing companies that do not follow the governor’s coronavirus rules for businesses.
In a federal lawsuit Who Dat?, Inc., the company that claims to have trademarked the popular “Who Dat” catchphrase commonly associated with the New Orleans Saints, takes on Who Dat Wings and More, an eatery in New Orleans, claiming infringement.
East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome says she’s “optimistic” the parish will meet Governor John Bel Edwards' Phase 3 criteria for bars to reopen for on-premises consumption as early as Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday, Sept. 17 he altered his Phase 3 order to allow the on-site sale and consumption of alcohol until 11 p.m. at restaurants, casinos, and bars in parishes that are eligible to opt in to reopen bars.
Since the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) launched to help businesses pay their employees to prevent great losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some people have of course tried to exploit the program and defraud the federal government of money.
The annual Business Report’s celebration of the 2020 Top 100 Private Companies will be virtual this year due to the pandemic and for the first time WAFB will livestream the keynote speaker for all to see.
Louisiana State Treasurer John Schroder announced Thursday, Sept. 3 that so far, the Main Street Recovery Program has awarded $19 million in grants to small businesses across the state to help them recover losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 200 companies that paid the federal government for fraud related accusations in the last decade received billions of dollars in unsolicited relief money as part of the coronavirus bailout package.
Maddox said based on recommendations he signed new executive orders that close bars for 14 days starting at 5:00 p.m. Monday. The second order eliminates bar services at restaurants for the next 14 days starting Monday at 5:00 p.m.
A district court judge has signed a ruling prohibiting Governor John Bel Edwards and his state agencies from taking any further action against the Firehouse BBQ restaurant until a hearing the week of Aug. 17.