Cannatella Grocery was established in 1923 by Charles Cannatella and his father Joseph in Melville, Louisiana. The family lived in the house next to the store, and as Aunt Jennie wrote in the family history:
The Crawford House, 1855 Country Club Drive, has been in the news quite a bit as of late. You may have seen any number of articles or petitions calling for its preservation amid news that it had been sold to a development company for $800,000 who had plans to demolish the building and subdivide the lot into 4 smaller lots.
A cloudless sky greeted our team on April 27th, the date of our annual FIXUP Mid City 2019. We were out there by 5am unloading plants, setting up coffee and donuts, and prepping Acadian Blvd to be closed for a corridor revitalization project involving upwards of 65 volunteers and six different projects.
The mission of Mid City Redevelopment Alliance is to develop and promote the growth and renewal of Mid City Baton Rouge by attracting new and retaining current residents and businesses.