The 850,000 square foot shopping center is home to over 70 tenants ranging from chocolate treats to clothing. Lane Bryant is the latest store to open. "The lifestyle center the boardwalk has, it's a family environment it's a wonderful experience for the enter family,” said Kathy Simmons, Lane Bryant Outlet Store Manager. S & K Men’s Wear is getting it's finishing touches, meanwhile Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro has announced several opening dates but still hasn't started serving.
The new grand opening date is now in early June but store owners are confident more customers will still make the trip to the Louisiana Boardwalk. "When we first opened it was pretty much all tourists and few locals, now that we have a couple of holidays under our belt, more locals are coming down,” commented Cyndi Ragon from The Chocolate Crocodile.
"As long as it continues to grow that is really what people are looking for, they don't want it to get stagnant." According to the Boardwalk Marketing Manager, during the past two years two tenants have left the shopping center. The space where "Welcome Home" was already has a business ready to take its place, Bath and Body Works. Sidekicks Nightclub, Ten Pinz Bowling Alley and Meatballs, an Italian eatery, have all now closed afterjust five months. The Boardwalk is now looking for new operators for the section, which will remain a nightclub/bowling alley/restaurant operation.