Archive for December, 2009


Hammond Square Welcomes New Businesses

December 16, 2009

Hammond Square is welcoming some new businesses.  Last Saturday, December 12th, LSU student Travis Hood officially opened up his very own business, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, at 524 Palace Drive in Hammond Square.  This 21-year-old junior business management student is offering special holiday flavors like peppermint and eggnog and is even offering gift cards that will make great stocking stuffers.  Make sure to stop in at Menchie’s when you’re in town.

East of Italy, an Italian-style restaurant, will be opening its doors on January 29 in the same building as Phil’s Grill and Albasha Greek and Lebanese Restaurant on Hammond Square.  They will offer pizza, pasta, seafood and salads.  For anyone interested in working at East of Italy, their hiring process will begin on January 3rd.  There are 20 part-time jobs available for kitchen and wait staff.  For more info, please call Hui Nguyen at 504-296-9333.

Smoothie King has broken ground in Hammond Square and plans on finishing up their construction after the holidays.  They plan on holding a late March opening.  Smoothie King is a nutritional lifestyle center that not only offers healthy smoothies, but vitamins, minerals and protein powders for sale to the general public.

Nagoya Sushi and Japanese Steakhouse will be opening its doors on Hammond Square in March 2010 in the same building that will house East of Italy.  They will offer hibachi-style open dining (similar to places like Benihanas) as well as sushi, dumplings, tempura and other typical Asian cuisine.

We’re always happy to have new places to dine in Hammond.  So, help Hammond Square welcome these new businesses in the next few months and help support local Hammond businessmen.

Yvonne Martin, the Martin Team, Let my family bring your family home to Hammond real estate


Needy Families Can Count on Livingston Parish for Christmas

December 2, 2009

Needy families can count on Livingston Parish for Christmas.  The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications from needy families for Christmas toys from now through December 4 and the week of December 7-11.  If you find yourself in need of help to get through this holiday season, you can fill out and submit an application to the Sheriff’s Training Facility in Walker, next to the Woodside Landfill.  If you would like to donate toys and/or money, you can drop them off at collection booths December 3-5 as well as next weekend at the Bass Pro Shop and the Denham Springs and Walker Walmarts from 9am-7pm.  If you wish to mail in a donation, please make all checks payable to the LSPO Children’s Christmas Crusade and send them to:

LSPO Children’s Christmas Crusade
PO Box 850
Livingston, LA 70754

Off-duty Livingston Parish deputies will be delivering toys to approximately 1200-1500 children on the morning of December 18th.  Anything you can do to help is greatly appreciated.  Whether you are in need or able to help, needy families know they can count on Livingston Parish for Christmas.  Happy holidays!

Yvonne Martin, The Martin Team, Let my family bring your family home to Tangipahoa real estate