Portico, a casual dining restaurant, has closed its Southdowns location after about a year in business.
A sign posted in the window at 4205 Perkins Road thanked customers for their support.
Portico, based in Monroe, entered the Baton Rouge market in 2012 with a location in the former Calendar’s near Coursey and Sherwood Forest Boulevard. That restaurant closed in August. At the time, employees said the decision was made to concentrate on the location in the Southdowns Village Shopping Center. The Southdowns Portico opened in December 2013.
Portico also has a restaurant in Ruston.
Alex Knight, of Donnie Jarreau Real Estate, which owns and handles leasing for Southdowns Village, said an undisclosed restaurant tenant is close to signing a lease for the old Portico space.