Keaty Real Estate announcing a new development; The president of the Acadia chamber resigns

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The firm is holding a press conference Nov. 30 at 10:30 a.m. at The Lite Center to present the project, called “The Forum.” In a press release, Keaty Real Estate said The Forum is a collaboration between Sneaker Politics’ Derek Curry, Collective Woodwork & Design’s Alejandro Luna, and The Architect Design Studio’s Terry Crochet.

Keaty Real Estate is presenting a $50-million development project aimed at creating a “retail, entertainment, and living experience like no other,” the business said in a press release.


  • Kartchner’s moving into old Schlotzsky’s on Johnston

  • The press release said the development will bring local and national brands together while featuring architecture that has not been seen in Lafayette.

Ted Nevels, who ran the Schlotzsky’s, announced on Facebook that Kartchner’s had leased the building. Ted and Cindy Nevels announced the Johnston store was closing back in March 2021.

Kartchner’s Specialty Meats is planning to move into the former Schlotzsky’s on Johnston Street, the former Schlotzsky’s franchise owner said on Facebook.

“If you haven’t been to their place in Scott, you need to check them out! Exit 97 north of I-10,” Ted Nevels said on Facebook. “This place is fantastic. Come January all you Lafayette city residents won’t have to travel as far.”

Kartchner’s also received a permit to demolish the interior of the building from the Lafayette Consolidated Government permit office.

Acadia Parish chamber president resigns Amy Thibodeaux, who has led the Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years, is resigning as president and CEO on Nov. 30 to join tax consulting firm Advantous Consulting.

Thibodeaux was hired in 2011. “I live by the motto ‘leave it better than you found it,” Thibodeaux said in a release. “I firmly believe that together with the many amazing members, volunteers, staff and board members that I am leaving the organization in a healthy position to continue to thrive for many years to come.”

The board of directors appointed Megan Malmay Duhon as interim president and CEO. Kaufman named chief medical officer for Lourdes

SugarWolf closing in December SugarWolf Outdoor Exchange, an outdoor consignment shop in Downtown Lafayette, is closing its doors Dec. 30, the business announced on Facebook.

Kaufman has served as the interim chief medical officer for the past 18 months and has been one of the Acadiana health care community’s leading voices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Lady of Lourdes officially named longtime surgical oncologist Dr. Henry Kaufman as the system’s chief medical officer.