City Pork to open second location

Less than a year after opening, City Pork, a charcuterie and deli, will launch a second location on Jefferson Highway this fall.

Stephen Hightower, who bought into City Pork on Jan. 30, said he has a lease for the building at 7327 Jefferson, which had most recently been home to Dempsey’s. Brent Struthers, of Beau Box Commercial Real Estate, represented both the landlord and the tenant.

“This will be more of a full-service restaurant,” Hightower said. “There will be more small plate options. But the menu will still be centered around pork and our house-made meats.”

The new location has seating for 80, double the size of the current City Pork location, which opened late last year near the Perkins Road overpass. The kitchen is also twice as large, Hightower said.

City Pork, which opened in late 2013, was founded by Trey Williams and Chase Lyons. Williams, who works in commercial real estate, sold his shares to Hightower earlier this year. Hightower’s Exclamation Point Hospitality Group also owns Frankie’s Dawg House, a Perkins Road overpass restaurant that sells gourmet hot dogs, and Leroy’s, an LSU-area restaurant that specializes in Southern comfort food.