A long-time abandoned building in Lafayette is finally getting a new tenant soon.

According to multiple reports, Boogaloo's Seafood Kitchen will soon be coming to the old Shoney's at 2208 NE Evangeline Thruway in Lafayette.

Developing Lafayette reported that the building is actually still owned by Shoney's but is leased to two entrepreneurs from the area. One of the owners is a United States veteran and goes by the name "Booga," hence the name of the restaurant.

Boogaloo's will offer boiled crawfish, fried seafood, gumbo, and jambalaya along with a variety of soul food like oxtail, turkey wings, and more.

“We chose Lafayette to open Boogaloo’s Seafood Kitchen because of the growing, diverse market and to offer our products to the broadest customer base as possible,” Booga told Developing Lafayette. “Being at the hub of two major interstates, the Northside of Lafayette is seeing a resurgence of local businesses & entrepreneurial talent and we want to be a part of that movement.”

Boogaloo's Seafood Kitchen, Facebook
Boogaloo's Seafood Kitchen, Facebook

No exact opening date has been announced, but you can follow the progress on the restaurant's Facebook page.

In the meantime, they are looking to hire staff, including a local general manager. To apply, simply stop by the location starting Monday, October 17th to apply.

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