Livingston Parish cashing in on Juban Crossing
DENHAM SPRINGS - Juban Crossing continues to be a cash cow for Livingston Parish as the popular shopping center brought in more sales tax revenue in 2015.
When comparing December 2014 to last December, Juban Crossing saw a nearly $400,000 increase in sales tax revenue with a total of $7.2 million. That means more money for the school board, sheriff's office, drainage, municipalities and the parish as a whole.
"I think it can do wonderful things for the community. I like that we have a nice area that we can go to. I like that it's going to be putting the taxes back into our community," said Kelli Guidry of Watson.
Parish President Layton Ricks says Juban Crossing sales are projected to continue increasing this year as more shops and restaurants open. Movie Tavern is also expected to open this year.
"I think it's wonderful, because I want it to grow. I want to be able to use it. It's better than having to go all the way to Baton Rouge or over to the Hammond and Covington area. For me it's very convenient," said Florence Rendine of Albany.
For a list of stores and what's to come you can visit the Juban Crossing website.