New wine bar set to open inside Lakeside Shopping Center this fall

Soon, shoppers can stop for a sip of wine while browsing stores inside the mall. Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie will soon get its own wine bar and café.

The new concept is the latest development from Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts, the local company that also operates a Tavola Restaurant and Wine Bar located at the mall, in the adjacent building formerly home to Bravo! Cucina Italiana.

Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts, who owns a Tavola, will soon open a wine bar inside Lakeside Mall. Source: Creole Cuisine Concepts

While a name for the new wine bar has yet to be unveiled, the company says it’s set to open this fall, according to a release.

“Opening a new concept at Lakeside Shopping Center is very exciting,” Marv Ammari, CEO of Creole Cuisine, said in a statement. “It’s a positive sign of regrowth following a very challenging year. We are eager to share something new with our loyal customer base in Jefferson Parish and those shopping at Lakeside.”

The new wine bar and café will take shape across from the Apple Store, in the location formerly occupied by Godiva, which recently closed 128 stores across North America due to a pandemic slump.

Along with a full wine menu, guests can also expect small bites and specialty cocktails.

The new wine bar and cafe inside Lakeside Shopping Center marks Creole Cuisine’s fourth entry in its growing Jefferson Parish footprint. In 2020, the company opened the nearby a Tavola Restaurant and Wine Bar. The company also operates two Boulevard American Bistro locations in the parish.

Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts also operates several other restaurants including Broussard’s, the Bombay Club and New Orleans Social House. The company also plans to expand to the North Shore with its third Boulevard American Bistro location.

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