La Salle’s Crawfish and Lobster Rolls, a fast-casual restaurant that came to Acadian-Perkins Plaza in May, permanently closed its doors today after five months of business.
“There just wasn’t enough traffic,” says Leo Scott, Jr., who, along with co-owner Jeff Simoneaux, had signed a five-year lease for the 1,200-square-foot space. “I believe we have the right product, we just don’t have the customers.”
The restaurant, first announced in February, offered traditional East Coast-style lobster rolls as well as some dishes with a Louisiana twist like a crawfish au gratin roll, along with a selection of Tin Roof, Abita and other draft beers.
The 36,000-square-foot shopping center—located across South Acadian Thruway from Acadian Village and fronting Perkins Road—also houses Burgersmith, Article and Thread, Rock n Roll Sushi and Vanilla Sweet House, among other tenants.
At the moment, Scott tells Daily Report he isn’t sure if he’ll pursue another venture in Baton Rouge.