Lululemon moving to former Galatoire’s space in Acadian Village

Lululemon is moving into the outparcel in the Acadian Village shopping center that formerly housed Provisions on Perkins and, previously, Galatoire’s.

The athletic apparel store has already been a shopping center tenant for the past five years, located in a standalone 3,200-square-foot building on Perkins Road, next door to the former Provisions space, which has been vacant since the restaurant closed last November.

In a Facebook post two weeks ago, Lululemon Baton Rouge announced its plans to relocate to the “bigger and newly renovated space”—which is nearly twice the size of its existing store—this winter.

Public records show Lululemon received a permit to install four illuminated wall signs at the building in August. One month earlier, the Vancouver-based company applied for a “commercial review permit” for “tenant improvements” to the nearly 6,000-square-foot space, which was identified in recent days after Lululemon secured another permit to sell clothing and accessories out of the building.

Lululemon sells trendy athletic wear, including tops, yoga pants, shorts, sweaters, jackets and undergarments, as well as hair accessories, bags, yoga mats and water bottles.

It’s unclear how much Lululemon will pay for the space, or if the shuffling means Lululemon’s existing building will be up for grabs. However, the announcement comes seven months after Pier 1 Imports said it would depart the shopping center, leaving 10,000 square feet empty and raising questions about what the potential impact on the center might be.

Neither Lululemon’s corporate office nor Walt Davis of Dallas-based Lincoln Property Company, the center’s leasing agent, returned calls and emails seeking comment before this morning’s deadline.