Walgreens in Baton Rogue May Become a New Restaurant Serving Alcohol

Owners are currently waiting on a rezoning application with the city's planning board.
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A planned restaurant in Baton Rouge is set to take over a former Walgreens, according to a rezoning application filed with the city’s planning commission. The business owner is requesting a rezoning for a restaurant serving alcohol at 2159 Staring Lane, and renovation work is set to commence through local company Beyond Realty Builder. What Now New Orleans was able to contact the owner but was unable to get additional details. The Baton Rouge Planning Commission is scheduled to take up the rezoning application at its June 17 meeting.

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Located in at the corner of Staring Lane and Perkins Road, the conversion of a former Walgreens into a new restaurant would add one more option to an area that already has several great restaurants, including SoLou, Brasas Peru, Blue Corn Mexican, and Ichiban Sushi Bar & Grill.

Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith is a freelance writer with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and more than a decade of experience writing about restaurants, farms and food production. As someone with a multi-ethnic background, he has a passion for highlighting folks from underrepresented communities.
Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith is a freelance writer with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and more than a decade of experience writing about restaurants, farms and food production. As someone with a multi-ethnic background, he has a passion for highlighting folks from underrepresented communities.
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