Construction underway at fast food restaurant in West Baton Rouge Parish

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PORT ALLEN, La. (The West Side Journal) – A Wendy’s could be coming soon to West Baton Rouge. The parish issued a building permit around June 22 to the fast-food restaurant chain for a restaurant at 214 S. Lobdell Hwy., where a Shoney’s restaurant was formerly located. 

Construction is now visible, though a completion date for the project has not been provided. 

The contractor is Douglass Cook Enterprises, LLC.

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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