Ruffino's will open catering venue downtown

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Ruffino's is coming to downtown Baton Rouge. The owners are opening a catering business at De La Ronde Hall, 320 Third Street.

The hall is getting a $200,000 renovation. Owner Ruffin Rodrigue tells WAFB it will open in about two weeks. 

"We're excited about it and putting a lot of money in it," says Rodrigue who owns Ruffino's Restaurant in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. "We're redoing the kitchen as well as painting, new carpet, and new decor.  When finished,  it will be the prettiest venue in Baton Rouge."

The venue will also serve as the restaurant's corporate offices. Rodrigue says they will cater weddings onsite as well as offer off-site catering too.

"Downtown will be the place to be with all the hotels," he says. "We also want to take advantage of all the corporate events with IBM coming to town."

"Being downtown is a no brainer," he added.

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