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.
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.
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White Star Market, a hall that will have nearly a dozen different food and drink booths, is the first tenant in the Square 46 mixed-use development on Government Street.
The market will take up about 6,000 square feet in one of the two buildings in Square 46, said Joshua Hoffpauir, the architect who is developing the old Giamanco’s restaurant site at 4646 Government St.
Hoffpauir said the market will be set up like the St. Roch Market in New Orleans. Diners can purchase food and drinks from different booths.
After more than half a century in operation, the LSU Student Union Barbershop will close today. The shop along with the Union first opened in 1964.
Lawrence Cutrone, the barbershop’s manager, went to Assistant Vice President of Auxiliary Services Margot Carroll to deliver his resignation, said Communications Coordinator for Auxiliary Services Heather Gulino.
It’s almost a guarantee that if a bar is planning to open too close to a residential neighborhood in East Baton Rouge Parish, the chambers of City Hall will be filled with opponents rallying against it.
But that’s just not the case on Government Street.
On Monday evening, residents and homeowners from Mid City — skewing a little younger than the average group of residents attending a municipal meeting — filled the council chambers and implored the Planning Commission to allow a proposed beer garden to open at the corner of Government and Steele Boulevard.
Five groups of developers have submitted proposals to Catholic High School to redevelop the Westmoreland Village Shopping Center on Government Street in Mid City, which the school acquired in late 2010.
Gene Tullier, president of Catholic High, says he is very happy with the proposals the school has received because each includes a unique idea none of the other proposals has, and they all featured a mixed-use component with residential and retail ideas.