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Willa Jean's Winning Formula; Junction Gets Ransacked

Plus, Lafitte Seafood Market hopes to draw tourists to Jefferson Parish.

Inside Willa Jean
Inside Willa Jean
Paul Broussard

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT— Todd Price reports that new Besh Group bakery and cafe Willa Jean has "latched on to a winning formula," offering a speedy and delicious Southern-inspired lunch break to hundreds of office workers in the nearby CBD. []

BYWATER— Helen Freund reports that St. Claude's craft beer and burger bar Junction was robbed over the weekend: "The suspect ransacked the bar and broke two cash registers." Surveillance footage was captured. [Gambit]

LAFITTE— Robin Shannon reports that a search for management of the upcoming $3.7 million Lafitte Seafood Market is now underway: "The current plan is for the market to provide raw, boiled and grilled seafood inside...with dining inside or on the outdoor deck overlooking the bayou," plus "a small bar area and a stage for live music," and live seafood available at outdoor booths.  [CityBusiness, sub req]