FIRST IN PRINT: Old Randazzo’s building receives facelift

Staff reports
The old Randazzo building was bought by Kenny Frederic and he has already begun giving the once eyesore building a facelift.

For the past few years the property, known as the Old Randazzo building, located at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Marchand Drive has been noted as an eyesore property. That is until now. Kenny Frederic of Donaldsonville Glass and Body Auto Shop has acquired this property and has big plans for the building.

“I’ve been in business 34 years, and I am trying to really invest in Donaldsonville, and hope this will help,” said Frederic. “I had been waiting to buy it for a number of years now, and finally I got it.”

Frederic says he wants to expand his service for his customers and helping with the economic development of the community.

The plan is to have the building serve home to a quick lube center for customers who are on the go. It would include an inspection sticker area, and a quick lube area for oil changes, quick repairs, etc. If a customer should come in and need additional work, an appointment could be set up for same day services at Donaldsonville Glass and Body Auto Shop.

“We hope to have the shop open within then next year,” said Frederic.

Frederic and his team have already begun working. They have taken the old sign down and replaced it with their own, hauled three dumpsters full of junk and other things, and is in the process of changing out everything and making it new again.

Frederic said he is proud to serve the community of Donaldsonville, and will continue to provide excellent customer service for all your auto needs.