Doc Popcorn store opens at mall

A Doc Popcorn franchise store has opened in the Mall of Louisiana on the second floor in the center atrium next to Smoothie King.

George Huye is the franchisee.

Doc Popcorn pops non-GMO, whole-grain kernels in 100 percent corn oil and offers a variety of gourmet flavors.

The store is Doc Popcorn’s first in Louisiana.

It now has franchise agreements in 22 states and Washington, D.C.

LSU completes insulation research

The LSU AgCenter has posted on its website the results of research on how best to insulate raised-floor homes in hot, humid climates.

The research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Products Laboratory and the LSU AgCenter involved a 12-month monitoring program that looked at how different types of subfloor insulation methods react to Louisiana moisture conditions.

The study was conducted on 12 houses in New Orleans and Baton Rouge and was supported by the Forest Products Laboratory, APA-The Engineered Wood Association and the Southern Pine Council.

Four types of insulation systems used in the project included low-density open cell spray foam; high-density closed cell spray foam; low-density spray foam with a spray vapor-retardant paint coating; and foil-faced rigid foam that is taped and sealed. Each was compared with conventional fiberglass insulation.

New exercise studio opens in BR

Purely e Pilates + Barre, a boutique-style studio, has opened at No. 118, 7330 Highland Road.

The owner and instructor is Erin Douglass.

The studio offers classes that accommodate six to eight people.

The classes offered range from a just-barre, 60-minute class; extreme barre 70-minute class; to the pilates/barre classes that are 60 minutes each. Classes are offered seven days-a-week.

The class schedule is at