BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved annexing a new big box retail store, the movie production studios and a bank at their meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Costco, Celtic, and a credit union along Airline Highway and its intersection with I-12 are now inside the city limits of Baton Rouge. The move eliminates the chance the facilities could fall within the City of St. George, should the planned community get approved by voters.

"It's a logistical issue," Patrick Mulhearn, executive director of Celtic Studios, told WBRZ News 2 previously. "We've been asking for annexation for a while now."

He said it creates issues for producers who have to have multiple law enforcement agencies and fire departments on set.

The super store opens Friday.

Councilman Buddy Amoroso said the issue was not about St. George, however, because the move has been in the works for a while and the area was not included in the limits of the proposed city. 

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