On Tuesday, October 31, ground-breaking ceremonies for the new CC’s Coffee House were held. Located at 19560 Old Scenic Highway (near Copper Mill Elementary School and First South Farm Credit), the coffee house will be under construction through the fall and is scheduled for opening in early 2018. John Stagg is the owner and CEO of the franchise company J BArista, LLC, along with his two nephews Bond Babin and Anthony Vicellio as partners and hold-ing corporate positions. “As a family owned and operated business, I am so excited to work with my nephews and bring them in,” said John Stagg. “We are excited to be a part of our great community not only as a business, but as a community partner. We cannot wait to provide a place for Zachary residents to come and enjoy fellow-ship, good coffee, and good service. Being from Zachary and seeing the excitement that the community has is very humbling.” Mayor David Amhrein welcomed the business and spoke to how nice it is to see a Zachary resident invest back into the city. The location will also welcome Maison Greige Gifts & Interiors to one of the retail spaces offered. “Maison Greige is a great addition to our space. I have no doubt that this will be beneficial to both businesses gaining traffic for both,” said John Stagg. More information on CC’s Coffee House® can be found on the company website at www.ccscoffee.com. J BArista, LLC can be reached at 225-952-9141 in Central, Louisiana.


On Saturday, October 28, Zachary Martial Arts Leadership Academy held a ribbon cutting ceremony with The Zachary Chamber of Commerce at their location, 2060 Church Street (in front of Rouses Market) followed by demonstrations by students and instructors. Open since 2015, Zachary Martial Arts offers classes for all ages and all walks of life starting at age 3 from American Taekwondo, Karate for kids, Teen and Adult classes, Sparring and Fitness classes. Owner and Head Instructor Zacha-riah Cloonan’s mission is to create an enjoyable environment for students to improve their fitness, while building confidence they can carry into their everyday lives. Their Leadership Life Training program helps keep kids safe from bullies, abduction, poor health, and missed opportunities by inspiring them to be the best they can be. Take advantage of their two week free trial offer by going online to zacharymartialarts.com and registering to receive a voucher by email. Zachary Martial Arts also offers on site birthday party packages for kids ages 5-12 years that are handled by an instructor and no martial arts experience is necessary. For more information, call (225) 436-4198 or Facebook: Zachary Martial Arts Leadership Academy.