BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The hair salon Dry Bar, is the latest business to permanently shutter in the upscale shopping area of Perkins Rowe. Dry Bar locations cater to women by providing only blowouts, which includes a wash, blow dry and style. The Baton Rouge franchise was the only Dry Bar in Louisiana.
According to sources familiar with the situation, the business was struggling financially prior to the health crisis. Once the pandemic hit and demand dropped because of limited social outings, the owner decided it was time to close up shop and focus on her Dallas locations. The location has since been stripped of all of its inner fixtures and decor.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on chain retailers throughout the U.S. forcing closures, and operational shifts throughout south Louisiana. The kitchenware company Sur la Table, announced it would close its Perkins Rowe location in early summer after the company filed for bankruptcy. The business has since been acquired in a joint venture by Marquee Brands and CSC Generation for $88.9 million, according to court documents. No word on whether the acquisition will have any effect on the Perkins Rowe location.
Additionally, national furniture retailer Z Gallerie in Perkins Rowe has ping-ponged on its status in 2020. Managers at the Perkins Rowe location have announced a permanent closure on two occasions only to again change course, and say that it will rebrand the Perkins Rowe spot as an outlet location with permanently discounted prices.
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