Written by Timothy Boone, The Advocate
Newk’s Eatery, a Mississippi fast casual restaurant chain, is looking at opening its first Baton Rouge location at the site of the old Mr. Gatti’s by LSU’s North Gate.
Newk’s filed an application with the city-parish Planning Commission to rezone the site to allow for alcohol sales.
The matter is set to go before the commission at its June 16 meeting.
Matthew Shirley, an agent/broker with Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, said Newk’s is negotiating with the building’s owners, but no deal is in place yet.
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Matthew Shirley joined Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate in January 2011. Matthew is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in International Trade and Finance. While at LSU Matthew was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon The International Honor Society for Economics. Matthew’s professional memberships include the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division and the Louisiana Commercial Data Base (LACDB).
Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate is a member of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce (BRAC); the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce; the Baton Rouge Growth Coalition; the Baton Rouge Better Business Bureau; the Louisiana Commercial Data Base (LACDB); and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Several agents, on an individual basis, are members of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR), the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM); the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR); and the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division (CID).