The landscape of Ambassador Caffery Parkway in Lafayette changed this week. Crews are in the last stage of debris removal from the now-destroyed old Copeland's restaurant and former Fratelli's restaurant building. Many of us ate a ton of seafood platters in that building. The Italian restaurant wasn't a big hit. But that's the past and as Lafayette moves into the future (post-pandemic) the city is growing and rebounding. 3804 Ambassador Caffery Parkway will be the location of a new establishment.

Debris From Old Copeland's Restaurant on Ambassador Caffery Parkway

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 Debris Removal From Old Copeland's Restaurant on Ambassador Caffery

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Cleanup of Old Copeland's Restaurant is Almost Complete

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So what business is going up—it's another car wash! It's a new Take 5 Car Wash. No, this is not a joke, the location will be the home of the newest Take 5 Car Wash real soon.

For you out of towners reading this, the reason this news may be a bit strange to folks who live and travel Ambassador Caffery Parkway is that the roadway currently has 4 automated car washes (2 are newly opened), 2 being built and 1 self-clean car wash.

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And another 5 automated car washes are scattered along the route just a few blocks off Ambassador Caffery Parkway, which is only several miles long.

Could you imagine going through the car wash with it looking like an old Copeland’s? Stop it. -Developing Lafayette

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Chick-fil-A (located on one side of the property) is moving to a new location on Kaliste Saloom and the old Circle K building (on the other side of the property) is for sale.

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Some people are wondering how a full-service car wash will fit in between the two. But even more are asking, "Do we really have that many dirty cars on the Southside of Lafayette?"

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