A new boutique entertainment center with a bowling alley, live music, restaurant, bar and private event space will open in the fall of 2018 in the Electric Depot, a mixed-used development planned for the old Entergy site at 1509 Government St.
Other buildings at the site will house a healthy living center with yoga, cycling and healthy foods, as well as a microbrewery and pizza parlor; another building will provide a mix of residential, office and retail space.
A family-owned limited liability company has purchased a roughly 9,000-square-foot office building at 1012 S. Acadian Thruway, near Claycut Road, for $580,000 as an investment.
After scarfing down some tacos or oysters in the new White Star Market, patrons will be able to enjoy a cup of third wave specialty coffee from Lafayette-based Rêve Coffee Roasters.
The former Southern Camera Service building on Government Street has a buyer who is “actively talking” to restaurant owners in Baton Rouge and New Orleans about leasing the building.
Romero’s restaurant will be called Robear Ln. and will feature a variety of Acadiana-inspired dishes with a rotating menu of meats and Cajun-style sides served daily. The menu staple will be deboned chicken and pork tenderloins stuffed with boudin, sausage, cornbread or seafood stuffing.
Buoyed by the success of their downtown spot since opening in 2014, the owners of Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar will be opening a second location, albeit a slimmed-down version, in the White Star Market in the Square 46 development on Government Street.
When Clark Gaines and his wife began developing the concept for White Star Market—which is expected to open early next year in Mid City—one of the first people they consulted was local chef Jay Ducote.
Gaines wanted to discuss the food hall concept with Ducote and see if the former Food Network Starfinalist would be interested in helping to promote it. Ducote’s initial reaction was that it sounded like a very cool concept and a good way for people to get into the culinary business at a reasonable startup cost.