News roundup: Regal Nails to host ribbon cutting for new downtown location … Kalurah Street Grill opens to the public on Friday … Fire extinguished on Gulf oil production platform

    Grand opening: Regal Nails Salon & Spa is hosting a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony on Saturday for its new downtown location at 222 Convention St., Suite 400, inside the Onyx Residences. The salon formally opened on Nov. 30 and is one of the first commercial tenants to open inside the downtown mixed-use development. Regal Nails has more than 900 locations throughout the United States and at least seven in the Baton Rouge area. IberiaBank and Kean’s Fine Dry Cleaning have also signed on as tenants at the Onyx Residences.

    Coming soon: After hosting a ticketed New Year’s Eve party this past weekend, Kalurah Street Grill will officially open to the public on Friday in the old Chelsea’s building at 2857 Perkins Road. Dinner service will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page. Kalurah Street Grill is the product of a collaboration between Chad Hughes and Brad Watts. Hughes owns Ivar’s and co-owns The River Room with Watts. The duo teamed up with Chef Kelley McCann, formerly of Galatoire’s Bistro, who serves as the restaurant’s executive chef and crafted its menu.

    Extinguished: A pre-dawn fire has been extinguished on an oil production platform in the Gulf, and there is no sign of pollution in the area, authorities tell The Associated Press. The blaze was reported about 2:30 this morning on the platform about 80 miles south of Grand Isle and was extinguished nearly four hours later, the Coast Guard says in a statement. There were no reports of injuries. Four workers aboard the platform evacuated into the water in a life raft and were rescued by the crew of the 130-foot Mary Wyatt Milano, a supply vessel, the Coast Guard says. They were flown to a hospital in Houma to be evaluated, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says in a statement. Oil production has been suspended on two Renaissance-owned platforms, including the one where the fire broke out. Read the full story. 

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