By Alton Mitchell
Things are looking up in LaFayette the city continues to grow and welcome new business. While the city has welcomed big projects this year like the new solar power facility being built near the city, LaFayette still finds its origins in small business and another small business may soon be heading to the city in the coming weeks.
A new pool hall and game room facility has been in the works for the city for the past several months and has now cleared one of its last hurdles to open up in the city of LaFayette. The new facility if approved will be located at the intersection of 1st Street Southeast and Alabama Avenue East.
Having been in the works since February the new business has met several obstacles including issues with coding on both local levels as well as the state level. The upgrades have been made to the building to get it up to code and the latest inspections was passed early this month. The business owners filed an application for a business license with the city and last week that appears to be accepted by the city on a preliminary level.
Before the full license could be granted a few local ordinances are under review by LaFayette’s City Attorney just to ensure that everything is up to code and done legally by the books for the new business. If everything is found to be in compliance then the license will be granted. The new owners are anxious to get the new business opened in LaFayette.
Members of the city council also seemed to be highly enthused about the new business locating in the city. Councilman Terry G. Mangram stated, “we need to gain business not lose business in LaFayette.” If approved this could be the newest business to locate in the city of LaFayette and could open in a matter of weeks.