Written by Stephanie Riegel | August 28, 2018
Property owners in the Perkins Road overpass neighborhood have been on edge all day in anticipation of tonight’s public meeting—the first of three scheduled for this week—at which preliminary drawings will be unveiled for the planned widening of Interstate 10.
The prospect of widening the interstate has set off alarm bells for years among the homegrown retailers whose establishments line Perkins Road near the overpass. Those merchants were particularly worried today, after The Advocate reported that DOTD will need to expropriate four businesses and 17 homes to make the long-awaited widening project possible.
The article only identifies one business by name—the Overpass Merchant, a popular bar and restaurant at 2904 Perkins Road. The establishment’s owner, Nick Hufft, and property owner, Kevin Reilly Jr., did not return multiple calls seeking comment.
Brian Nicolich joined Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, LLC in May 2017. He is a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge. Brian attended both St. Michael the Archangel High School and Louisiana State University (LSU). He started his career in Luxury Car Sales, working at Brian Harris Porche Audi for eight years. Brian will be pursuing his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation through the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute.
Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, LLC is a member of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce (BRAC); the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce; the Baton Rouge Better Business Bureau; the Louisiana Commercial Data Base (LACDB); and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Several agents, on an individual basis, are members of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR), the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM); the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR); and the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division (CID).