Construction to start on mall restaurant in September

Construction should start in September on a Tucanos Brazilian Grill restaurant at the Mall of Louisiana.

The restaurant will be built on a vacant parcel between Bar Louie and h.h. gregg, said Todd Denton, the mall’s general manager. Tucanos is set to open in the first quarter of 2014.

Tucanos Brazilian Grill, based in Colorado, has eight locations.

Tucanos could be joined by another restaurant. A national restaurant chain, also based out of Colorado, is looking at moving into the empty space that had been occupied by Sake Café.

“We do have a major prospect for there,” Denton said. If all goes well, a restaurant could open in the spot in early 2014.

Construction is set to start in about a month on a Starbucks coffee kiosk that will be located on the first floor of the mall. Denton said the seating for the kiosk will wrap around the elevators at the mall’s center court.