Ribbon Cutting and Formal Grand Opening of Historic Coca-Cola Bottling Plant
Published 7:24 am Tuesday, May 9, 2023
On Saturday, April 29, 2023 the Brennan family unveiled the product of a two year massive preservation and renovation of one of the city’s oldest original businesses. The Coca-Cola bottling Co. originally opened in 1931 and remained in operation until the mid 1980’s. After its close, it sat mostly abandoned for over three decades. In 2020, the youngest of the Brennan boys, James, embarked on what would prove to be a “labor of love”. He wanted to save the old coke plant. The support of his parents, Bernie and Christie Brennan played an intricate roll and this soon became a family affair. The Brennans own several businesses and properties in Bogalusa so they are familiar with hard work and dedication to their city. Shortly after the vision was cast, the work began. Keeping the local economy stimulated is important to the Brennans and they are prideful in saying that the majority of the work was contracted locally. After many long, treacherous days of labor the newly renovated 17,000 square foot wedding and event venue is ready to host unforgettable memories! Officially known as The Coke Plant Wedding and Event Venue, the space can accommodate both small and large gatherings with indoor and outdoor options. More information can be found at www.thecokeplant.com
Bogalusa Mayor Tyrin Truong was there to cut the ribbon along with many special friends, family, and various elected officials. More pictures from the grand opening can be seen on The Coke Plant Wedding and Event Venue’s Facebook page. The Brennans want to thank the community for the outpouring of support and love shown to them through the process.