BROUSSARD — New businesses are popping up across Broussard. According to the city's mayor, they're seeing dozens of new establishments.
Fat Pat's Bar & Grill is one of many businesses calling Broussard home. It opened about 3 months ago."It's going about as well as we could've hoped," Joshua Billeaudeau with the restaurant said.
Located in the Country View Center, it's not the only new business. There's also a new PJ's Coffee Shop under construction. Not far away you'll find Emmy's Ice Cream Bar.
"It's an old fashioned ice cream shop ," owner Tim Cope said. "We opened up in late November. This is a place where we want families to come into and have a great ice cream experience.
The city's mayor says in the past 6 months the city has seen approximately 3 dozen new businesses, with more to come.
"This is one of the reasons why we choose here," Cope said. "It's growing a lot." The mayor also says the location on highway 90 and the future I-49 corridor is making the city attractive to developers.