Kona Grill permanently closes at Perkins Rowe

Popular restaurant closed on April 17

Kona Grill permanently closes at Perkins Rowe
The Kona Grill in the Perkins Rowe shopping center in Baton Rouge permanently closed on April 17, 2019. (Source: Kona Grill)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Kona Grill, a popular restaurant at Perkins Rowe in Baton Rouge, has permanently closed as the company struggles financially.

The restaurant shut down Wednesday night, said Perkins Rowe Marketing Manager Erinn Sala.

Sala said several new restaurants are slated to open at Perkins Rowe soon including Jinya Ramen Bar which has an opening slated for June.

City Group Hospitality, the owners of City Pork and City Slice, will open ROUJ Creole (pronounced “Rouge Creole”) in the prior Applebee's location facing Bluebonnet Boulevard by late summer, Sala said.

"We've had multiple other food and beverage operators looking at Perkins Rowe and we hope to have more announcements soon," Sala added.

Kona Grill, a chain based in Arizona, said in federal security filings last week that it is in discussions with lenders as it explores financial options that might include Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Two other restaurants at Perkins Rowe, Voodoo BBQ and Lava Cantina, closed last year.

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