Another Broken Egg is opening another location in Baton Rouge, in the IBM Building downtown.
The new restaurant, set to open in the fall, has signed a lease to take up 3,650 square feet on the first floor of the building with a patio overlooking the Mississippi River, said Mary Deas Dunn, a regional manager for Another Broken Egg. Dunn made the announcement at Thursday’s Downtown Development District meeting. The restaurant will have seating for about 130 people and have a private room for meetings along with outdoor seating.
There are more than 50 Another Broken Egg locations across the South, including two in Baton Rouge. Like the Citiplace and Perkins Road restaurants, the downtown Another Broken Egg will be owned and operated by Lafayette-based Double R Restaurant Group. Double R has 24 Another Broken Eggs across the Southeast and plans to open a fourth Baton Rouge restaurant in 2017 on Airline Highway, near the Long Farm mixed-use development.
“We’ve been following the growth of downtown for a couple of years now,” Stuart Ottinger, president of Double R, said in a statement. “We feel that with the addition of more hotels as well as the residential component, the area is ready for Another Broken Egg.”
In other business;
I-10 WIDENING: A second round of public hearings to discuss widening Interstate 10 will be held Feb. 22 at McKinley Middle Magnet School, 1550 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive; Feb. 23 at the Addis Community Center, 7520 La. 1 South; and the Baton Rouge Marriott, 5500 Hilton Ave. All meetings will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. andl deal with the same information.
Perry Franklin, a transportation consultant, said more than 13,000 people completed surveys during the first round of public hearings in late August-early September. Those comments and suggestions have been vetted and upcoming meetings will focus on improving traffic flow along I-10 between La. 415 and Essen Lane. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is considering adding an additional eastbound and westbound lane to the interstate, a move than will cost $350 million and has drawn public opposition.
COMMERCE BUILDING: Michael Lang, development manager for the mixed-use Commerce Building, said construction should wrap up “in the next 30ish days.” Tenants will move into the second and third floors on March 30, with the five remaining floors to follow. Amanda Clavier, property manager and leasing director, said so far three apartments have been reserved after about a week or pre-leasing.
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