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City forces Baton Rouge donut shop to close

Property needed for road expansion

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 4:57pm

After 22 years, Jay's Donuts on O'Neal Lane closed Sunday.

The city expropriated the property for a road expansion project.

Plans call for new lanes to be built where his donut shop sits now.

The city officially took over the property last Tuesday.

Lindsey has 30 days to vacate the building.

Officials offered Lindsey $599,000.

Lindsey says he doesn't want to fight progress, but the city's offer is just unfair.

He says he'll reopen somewhere else if the city compensates him more.