BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — There are some changes coming to Perkins Rowe, a popular shopping center in Baton Rouge that is home to boutiques, restaurants and a movie theater.
Perkins Rowe isn’t just a place to shop until you drop, it also serves its own community with entertainment, office spaces, housing and a grocery store. The 375,000-square-foot walkable mixed-use district has a Barnes & Noble, Cinemark and Fresh Market in addition to various boutiques, shops and restaurants.
It’s also a space for entertainment, like the upcoming Rock n Rowe music series and food truck roundups. The live music series returns Thursday, Sept. 14.
Here are some of the changes coming to Perkins Rowe.
New Mexican restaurant
Habanero’s, a Northshore-based restaurant, is opening a Baton Rouge location in Perkins Rowe. The eatery will move into a 3,568-square-foot space in The Green, adjacent to Anthropologie.
Menu offerings include Mexican classics like tacos, enchiladas and fajitas made from scratch. There are lunch specials and a brunch menu.
“Habanero’s brings a unique dining experience to Perkins Rowe,” said Bryan LeBlanc, general manager of Perkins Rowe. “We’re thrilled to be able to activate The Green with the fun/casual atmosphere and great menu that Habanero’s has to offer. This will be another great addition to the Perkins Rowe tenant mix.”
Perkins Rowe management said the restaurant has plans to open in the fourth quarter of the year.
Cookie shop moving in
Caroline’s Cookies said they were opening a second location in Perkins Rowe. The new shop will be housed in a 1,502-square-foot space next to California Pizza Kitchen.
The Lafayette-based cookie shop sells four staple flavors and two special monthly flavors. Catering and delivery services will be offered.
“I am so pumped to bring our brand and cookies to the Baton Rouge community,” said Caroline Merryman, owner. “We have quickly become a local favorite here in Lafayette and are excited to do the same in Baton Rouge!”
An opening date has not been announced.
Shop relocating within Perkins Rowe
Shades Sunglasses will soon be moving to a bigger space. Perkins Rowe management said the existing location will stay open in the meantime.
The shop will be upgrading to a 4,986-square-foot space adjacent to Spaces, Perkins Rowe management said.
“We love the customer support and following we have found in Baton Rouge,” said Mary and Joe Jernigan, owners. “We can’t wait to open up in our new location and offer even better service to our loyal customers.”