L'Auberge Petitions for Annexation to Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE (AP) — The L'Auberge Casino and Hotel is seeking annexation into the city of Baton Rouge.
It's a move being described as a "tremendous victory" for Baton Rouge officials in their ongoing effort to stifle the proposed city of St. George.
Rebekah Allen with The Advocate reports the proposed annexation is the most recent in a series of high-profile land acquisitions by the city of Baton Rouge, including the Mall of Louisiana, which shrinks both the footprint and revenue stream for the potential new city.
The casino's annexation would mean a loss of nearly 10 percent of the revenues the organizers of the new city were counting on in their proposed $80.8 million budget.