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Consider this: two years ago when my wife Susan and I moved to Ruston we had no theater. Now we have two — the refurbished Dixie located in the heart of downtown Ruston and the Celebrity Theatre located along I-20.

Other businesses that have arrived or expanded in the past two years include The Frothy Monkey, Pie Works, The Cake Plate, Bobcat’s Kajun Kitchen, Lowe’s, Chili’s and Raisin’ Cane’s.

On the near horizon are Starbucks Coffee, at least two new hotels, and an Applebee’s, as well as numerous other businesses that have not yet announced their openings.

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