Scooter

Baton Rouge, LA

#1 Jun 14, 2012
Who's winning the "Battle of the Bridge"?
New Roads or St. Francisville/Zachary?
Eagle

New Roads, LA

#2 Jun 14, 2012
Scooter wrote:
Who's winning the "Battle of the Bridge"?
New Roads or St. Francisville/Zachary?
I'm very sorry to say that St.Francisville has store fronts closing at a rapid pace. I think the OxBow closed last week, and as many as 5 other places have closed up. I don't know how much of a boost it has given New Roads, if any. It is sad that we take places like the OxBow for granted, thinking they will be there for ever. I can't even say for sure the bridge is the cause, but the facts are the facts, they have closed and it is a loss. We are now even more connected to St.Francisville, just as St.Francisville is connected to New Roads. I'm just sorry to see any business go down.

Since: Mar 10

New Roads

#3 Jun 14, 2012
St Francisville residents didn't want the traffic going through town like people did for the ferry and that has substantially hurt them.
Cindy Champagne

Port Barre, LA

#4 Jun 14, 2012
Don't think that it is related to the bridge at all. I would think that good restaurants like the Oxbow closing are the result of one of two things:

1) Owners tired of the 24/7 grind that running a restaurant involves, or more likely
2) It's the Economy!!! People can't afford to eat out as much as they used to.
TURNER

Baton Rouge, LA

#5 Jun 14, 2012
It is sad to go through the area in St. Francisville that use to be so pretty and quaint.

I do enjoy the bridge. After years of the ferry I do miss it a little. The bridge is awesome.
observer

United States

#6 Jun 15, 2012
Zachary is the big winner on this one....
Eagle

New Roads, LA

#7 Jun 15, 2012
Cindy Champagne wrote:
Don't think that it is related to the bridge at all. I would think that good restaurants like the Oxbow closing are the result of one of two things:
1) Owners tired of the 24/7 grind that running a restaurant involves, or more likely
2) It's the Economy!!! People can't afford to eat out as much as they used to.
Cindy, you're right as well, these two factors do contribute to the problem. All in all it's a tough blow for the owners and the communities.
Chillie Pepper

Baton Rouge, LA

#8 Jun 21, 2012
Ventresslady wrote:
St Francisville residents didn't want the traffic going through town like people did for the ferry and that has substantially hurt them.
I have to agree with this, I think that was a foolish move on the residents part.

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