A new fine dining club is now joining the landscape of downtown Shreveport.
The Last Supper Dining Club is an exclusive club based on the Christian faith.
"Our goal and our desire is to conduct ourselves in a way and everything that we do business in a way that it exemplifies Christian beliefs," says Theudus Allen, owner of The Last Supper Dining Club.
Allen says he wants to offer the fine-dining experience with a lower price.
The target audience is primarily church-goers. Allen says he thinks about pastors and ministers who want to take their family and acquaintances out to a nice restaurant. Most of the time, Allen says, they go to casinos. He wants to give them an alternative.
"You know that's one of the amenities of The Last Supper Dining Club is for that demographic to have a place that's nice, first class, that you can bring a guest minister to, and not have to worry about the environment of the casino, somebody walking by that may be drunk or loud and noisy," says Allen.
When you walk in the door, and pick up a menu, Allen says of course you're getting a unique experience. The environment is open to people of all faith, but it doesn't come without you shelling out some money first.
"The application fee and initiation fee is a one-time fee of $300, and then the ongoing reoccuring charges is $50 a month for in-own memberships and $25 a month for out of town memberships," says Allen.
Just like any private club there's an application process.
"The purpose of the application is to make sure that we are accepting people into our club that uphold... that have the same beliefs that we do, that are understanding of what we're trying to accomplish," says Allen. "The fine dining environment, the exclusitivity, but also keeping the Christian values."
With Allens 19 years of experience in the restaurant industry, he's confident membership will take off.