The upcoming White Star Market in Mid City Baton Rouge has announced its final vendor.
White Star Market co-owners Clark and Whitney Gaines announced Tuesday morning that the gourmet food hall on Government Street will feature a bar named Mouton.
The name "harkens back to (Whitney's) days living in Columbus, Ohio, and having fond memories of a prohibition-style cocktail bar that opened in their neighborhood with a similar name," according to a press release.
"Mouton Street and Government Street also happen to be the cross streets where White Star is located," she said. "It was clearly a sign."
Scott Higgins, formerly of Blend Wine Bar in downtown Baton Rouge, will run the wine, cocktail and spirits programs at Mouton. In the release, Higgins said he was excited to be a part of the food hall at the Square 46 development.
"We've been working hard on the concept and menu, and believe that patrons will see us as much as a neighborhood bar as they will a destination spot," Higgins said.
Expect local and regional craft beers, and a rotating list of wines and seasonal cocktails.
"We want patrons seeing new things every time they come to visit," Higgins said.
White Star Market is still targeting an early 2018 open date, the release stated.
Other vendors in the market include: Jay Ducote's Gov't Taco, Jolie @ the Market (a second location of Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar), Michael Mangham's Southern Plate, Fete au Fete, Rêve Coffee Roasters, Chow Yum Phat, The Big Squeezy, and Dat'z Italian wood-fired pizzas.
For more information, visit whitestarmarket.com.