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Paintball business finds new home in Baton Rouge, after Livingston Parish closes

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – When one door closes, another opens. This seems to be the case for a local paintball company.

Guerrilla Warfare Paintball closed its Livingston parish site indefinitely in June 2021 when neighbors who lived near the course filed complaints with the parish council.

“We had been open for several years in Livingston and had to close due to complaints from neighbours. So we’ve been looking for land for a long time,” said Justin King, owner of Guerrilla Warfare Paintball.

On Monday evening, April 19, the East Baton Rouge Planning and Zoning Commission approved the reopening of the paintball business in Baton Rouge.

The Guerrilla Warfare folks found a 75 acre spot on the east side of Joor Road, south of Mickens Road.

“Councillor Darryl Hurst came out today, saw the property, saw the vision, everything we’re trying to do. Was very excited to bring a family oriented recreation business to his district, to entice families to come have fun, paintball, and host birthday parties and corporate events , LSU comes out pretty regularly, in the south as well. And I think it’s going to be really, really good,” Justin King said.

The next step is to get final approval from the Metro Council.

King hopes the facility will be open by mid-summer.

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