Restaurant operator Wayne Stabiler is moving Le Creole and is opening a local version Shucks! The Louisiana Seafood House in the East Petroleum Drive space it formerly occupied.

Le Creole’s last day at 18135 E. Petroleum Drive was Sunday. Plans are to build a new freestanding home for the restaurant at an undisclosed location, said Laila Britos, director of operations for Wayne Stabiler companies.

Britos said the new location will give Le Creole more parking spaces to accommodate the banquets and rehearsal dinners it hosts. The restaurant had been operating in the space for about four years.

Shucks! should be opening “very soon”, she said. Stabiler is partners with the owners of the Abbeville-based restaurant and the menu will be the same as the original location. Shucks! specializes in fresh Gulf oysters, seafood gumbo and fried seafood.

Stabiler also owns the Little Village restaurants in Baton Rouge, Stab’s Steak & Seafood in Central and is building a Stab’s Prime steakhouse and seafood restaurant in Baton Rouge. The new restaurant, Jefferson Highway at the site of the old Bank One building, should be open by the first half of 2016, Britos said.