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Old 11-14-2010, 04:32 PM
 
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I'm also considering moving to Youngsville. Please tell me if there are any junior colleges in Breaux Bridge,Broussard, Lafayette or Rayne.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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There sure is, South Louisiana Community College (SLCC). It's a decent little campus and is geared specifically toward transfer to ULL. There's also the 'sister' campus of Louisiana Technical College, but you'll want to stick with SLCC for transfer credit. Let me know if you have any more specific questions about SLCC or especially ULL and I'll try to help.
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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Can you tell me where I would find the 4 corners area of Lafayette. I heard it's rough over there.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Very easy to find. It's not awful but it's not a place I'd move to, either. The infamy comes into play because back in the day, 50's or 60's I believe (I'm more of a New Orleans historian as opposed to Lafayette) it was an entertainment district of sorts. There was a hotel, restaurants and other businesses that made it a place to pass a good time. Well I don't know what lead to the decline exactly but now it's pretty much a Piggly Wiggly (your classic low income, low quality, shamelessly overpriced grocery store), vacant lots and the original hotel I don't think has been cleaned since the 50's or 60's, it's a crack den now. But to answer your question, it is the "four corners" of Cameron and University. If you are coming from UL head up University Ave. North towards I-10, or obviously south if you are coming from I-10 or Carencro. You won't get carjacked or anything, no worries!
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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You won't see much at the 4 corners in daylight hours. However, after dark, if you know what to look for, you'll see hookers, drug dealers, and people cruising for theft. The motel at the corner use to be called The Acadian motel. Across the street from it was a nice place for banquet events which included wedding receptions. Near there was a good restaurant and a movie theater. The movie theater, restaurant, and reception hall are all gone. The motel is still there but is a den for crackheads and hookers. Only restaurant there is Popeye's fried chicken.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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You won't see much at the 4 corners in daylight hours. However, after dark, if you know what to look for, you'll see hookers, drug dealers, and people cruising for theft. The motel at the corner use to be called The Acadian motel. Across the street from it was a nice place for banquet events which included wedding receptions. Near there was a good restaurant and a movie theater. The movie theater, restaurant, and reception hall are all gone. The motel is still there but is a den for crackheads and hookers. Only restaurant there is Popeye's fried chicken.
Toby's and Jacob's were the two fine restaurants at that intersection. Both very good and established Lafayette eateries in that era that saw many a formal event. Not sure what has become of the Pat theater. Antique Barn?

The four corners area was once a gateway of sorts to Lafayette for visitors arriving from the north or west. Now, it's more of a gateway for drug dealing, prostitution, or a mugging. It may not be the worst area of Lafayette, but like you said Dave, it isn't a place to be after dark.

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Old 11-29-2010, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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Are there any plans to revitalize the four corners area?
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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not that Im aware of. 4 corners is pretty much just an area to avoid.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Winnsboro, Louisiana
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Not sure of the schools and stuff there, but to live here, you basically HAVE to have a vehicle!!! Save yourself a few dollars and get yourself a cheap beater car.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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The Pat Theater was torn down several years ago. Don't shop at the Piggly Wiggly at the four corners. I went there once on my way home from work at 7am right when they opened. The store stunk of rotting meat and was not clean at all. I've been in old grocery stores that were clean. Old doesn't mean dirty. What's odd is if you go a few miles south of the four corners you can do some classic shopping and great eating at the Lafayette Oil Center which is also home to the Lafayette General Hospital and the Heymann Performance Arts center. Symphony Concerts are a must see at the Heymann center. For those not from here, it's pronounced Hi Mann, not Hey Mann. Plenty of family owned restaurants in the Oil Center as well as gifts you can't find at the Mall or Walmart. Some expensive but of very good quality. When coming to Lafaytte, avoid Starbucks. They're hard to find compared to other cities where they're as common as McDonald's. Go instead to a CC's or Community Coffee house. I lived in Italy for 2 years and CC's is very close to true traditional Italian Capaccino.
If you do decide to go to the 4 corners for a hooker then keep this in mind,...the good looking hookers are either cops or men in drag. It's just not worth the risk.
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