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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana Begins Retail Recruitment Partnership


CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (October 19, 2022) – Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, has selected Retail Strategies, the leading national community development firm, to create and execute a retail recruitment plan.

“Retail Strategies will partner with city leaders to help them understand their untapped retail corridor, development, and redevelopment opportunities,” said Lacey Bacchus, business developer for Retail Strategies. “We are thrilled to partner with and represent the City of Breaux Bridge to our retail connections and take their community to the next level.”

Our partnership with Retail Strategies will provide us with the resources and expert team needed to spur economic activity and position our city to be an attractive location for retailers

Mayor Ricky Calais

Mayor Ricky Calais of Breaux Bridge stated, “Our partnership with Retail Strategies will provide us with the resources and expert team needed to spur economic activity and position our city to be an attractive location for retailers. We believe there are development opportunities along the I-10 corridor and look forward to Retail Strategies being an advisor on opportunities in our market.”

The city will receive a tailored retail recruitment plan through partnership-based and in-depth market analysis, consumer analysis, and proactive retail and broker outreach by the Retail Strategies team. Lyndsey Bailey and Harlan Winn will support the Breaux Bridge team by performing a boots-on-the-ground market tour to identify areas for potential economic growth. The next step is to create a retail recruitment plan and begin proactive outreach to specific retail real estate professionals including property owners, brokers, and developers.

About Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Breaux Bridge is just east of Lafayette on Interstate 10 with a population of approximately 8,000 and is the largest city in St. Martin Parish. Breaux Bridge restaurants were the first to offer crawfish openly on their menus, and it was here that the now world-famous crawfish etouffee was created. Breaux Bridge became so well known for its crawfish farming and cooking that, in honor of its centennial celebration in 1959, the Louisiana legislature officially designated Breaux Bridge as “la capitale Mondiale de l’ecrevisse” or “the crawfish capital of the world.”

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Retail Strategies is the national expert in community development and retail economic development. Our mission is to provide the real estate expertise, tools, and human effort that position deserving towns as alluring locations for national businesses and destinations for tourism and quality-of-life amenities. We confidently pursue this mission by delivering unparalleled customer service as a unified team with unmatched real estate and community development expertise. Our activities pay a return in sales taxes, added jobs, and businesses that enhance and add to the unique qualities of your community.

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