After about eight months of renovations, the new Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers restaurant has opened at 3151 Johnston St. at the corner of Doucet Road near the Grand 16 Theatre.
|File photo by Robin May|
|Mellow Mushroom franchisees Todd Moffatt and Billy Maisano|
UL Lafayette alumni Todd Moffatt and William Maisano will offer a variety of hand-crafted pizzas, subs, salads, calzones, plus a wide selection of craft beers in a psychedelic rock-n-roll setting where the short-lived Bako’s, the short-lived Serranos Salsa Company, the short-lived Toucan’s and the awful, tacky and thankfully short-lived Bootie’s once gasped for air (and money and customers).
Some say Moffatt and Maisano were crazy to open in what many in Lafayette believe is a “cursed corner” — none of their predecessors, after all, survived much less thrived at the location.
But check out this November 2013 ABiz story, “Around Town: Mellow Mushroom takes over old Bako’s,” for another perspective on the locale’s viability.