A Baton Rouge restaurant will take a brief vacation.
Table Kitchen & Bar owner Scott Wilson said the restaurant is closing temporarily to address plumbing issues. Wilson said that there is a busted line underneath the bar area.
Wilson took to Facebook on Monday to address the closure. In a post, Wilson wrote that the restaurant is “working with our landlord as well as our insurance company to resolve the issues, and we intend to reopen as soon as the repairs are complete.”
Wilson said that he’s hopeful that the repairs will take 2-3 weeks, but could take longer.
“There are so many moving parts,” Wilson said. “There is a possibility we might have to move the bar area to get the work done. When you’re dealing with this type of work, you just don’t know an exact timeline.”
The restaurant is located in the former building that housed Portico and Southdowns Lounge at 4205 Perkins Road in Southdowns Village Shopping Center.
The pipes are made of old cast iron, and the building is more than 50 years old. The plumbing is not a new issue to other tenants of the shopping center. In mid-April, the specialty bakery Truly Free closed due to a dispute with the landlord over the plumbing problems.
However, Wilson said that the landlord has been helping out with Table, and he reiterated that the restaurant was not permanently closing.
“We are definitely not closing,” he said. “The restaurant has been doing well. These are issues we knew we had. Our landlord has been phenomenal in helping us out.”
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