You don’t need to go to New Orleans to find great shopping. It’s here in Baton Rouge. And, it’s minutes away from the RE/MAX Professional office.
The Mall of Louisiana on Bluebonnet Boulevard is anchored by Macy’s, Dillard’s, Sear’s, and J.C. Penny. There are more than 170 smaller boutiques and stores including Pottery Barn, Talbots, Ann Taylor, Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, Banana Republic, Coach, Godiva Chocolatier, Bombay Company, Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry, and Williams-Sonoma. A Rave Motion Picture Theater was added in 2006 and in 2008 “The Boulevard” opened bringing new retailers to the Baton Rouge market including Sephora, Soma, and Apple.
Perkins Rowe is Baton Rouge’s first traditional neighborhood development. This 56-acre site opened in 2007 and includes shopping, entertainment, restaurants, condominiums and apartments. The NeuroMedical Center is also located on this site. With stores like Urban Outfitters, BCBG, J. Crew, Anthropologie, and Z Gallerie; restaurants including Kona Grill, The Grillroom, The Grape, and Texas De Brazil; and, a 16-screen Cinemark Theatre, Perkins Rowe has quickly become a local landmark and place to be.
Towne Center at Cedar Lodge is in the heart of Baton Rouge and is at the center of the real estate explosion on Corporate Boulevard. Since opening in 2004 it has added over 80 stores, 12 restaurants, plus a Whole Foods Market. It’s located at the corner of Corporate and Jefferson Highway and is minutes from the I-10/I-12 split. There are numerous surrounding merchants, including one of my favorites, Maxwell’s Market, and professional offices and banks.
When I moved to Baton Rouge in 1992, none of this was here; it was just vacant land. The change is indicative of the growth our community has experienced. With a rich array of local merchants and national retailers Baton Rouge has a lot to offer local residents and visitors making us a new Southern destination location.