Chelsea's Cafe owner: 'As of (Monday), our last day in business is Thursday' _lowres

ADVOCATE STAFF PHOTO BY MATTHEW SIGUR — Chelsea's Cafe, a restaurant and music venue located at 2857 Perkins Road, closed at the end of 2015. It's set to come back at by the end of year as Chelsea's Live in the 1010 Nic building. 

Chelsea’s Café, a longtime live music venue in Baton Rouge, is coming back.

Chelsea’s Live is set to open at the end of the year in the 1010 Nic building between Downtown and LSU.

Chelsea’s owner Dave Remmetter is involved in the new business, along with Aaron Scruggs, who books talent for Spanish Moon and Mid City Ballroom, and attorney Grant Miller.

The idea to bring back Chelsea’s came during the pandemic.

Chelsea’s closed at the end of 2015 after 28 years in business, including the last 10 years of operations at the Perkins Road overpass. While the restaurant and live music venue was a Baton Rouge favorite because of its food and the national touring acts that stopped to play there, Remmetter pulled the plug on Chelsea’s because of difficulties in renegotiating a lease.

The building at 1010 Nicholson Drive was rezoned in May to turn it into a live music venue that sells alcohol. Chelsea's Live will be 6,300 square feet and have an outdoor patio.


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