Square 46 expected to wrap up construction in the spring

    Construction of Square 46 in Mid City is expected to be completed sometime in the spring of 2017, a broker close to the project says.

    In the meantime, commercial office and retail space is being preleased in the roughly 25,000-square-foot mixed-use development going vertical on Government Street.

    “We fully expect to be 100% occupied prior to the completion of construction in spring 2017,” says Geordy Waters, an associate broker with Waters & Pettit Commercial Real Estate. Developers broke ground on Square 46 in September. The development is going up on the former site of Giamanco’s restaurant in the Capital Heights neighborhood.

    Waters says office suites ranging from 1,000 to 7,792 square feet and retail suites ranging from 1,000 to 3,180 square feet are available for lease. He adds that the square footage can be divided into smaller suites or offered as one large space to accommodate tenants.

    “We are looking for businesses that will appreciate the culture, walkability and economic benefits of Mid City at a prime location in the heart of Baton Rouge, adjacent to downtown and all the major arteries,” Waters says.

    Square 46 will include residences, restaurants, cafes, boutiques, businesses and the gourmet food hall White Star Market. Announced tenants of the communal food hall include Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar’s Jolie @ The Market, Jay Ducote’s Gov’t Taco, New Orleans Chef Micah Martello’s Fete au Fete, Chef Michael Mangham’s Silver Spoon restaurant, Acadiana Chef Jesse Romero’s Robear Ln. restaurant and Lafayette-based Rêve Coffee Roasters.

    Local architect Josh Hoffpauir, of Hoffpauir Studios, is developing the project.

    —Alexandria Burris

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