Iconic Lafayette Cajun cafe Randol’s Restaurant has closed its doorways Saturday immediately after the operator marketed the land, experiences show.
Randol’s, 2320 Kaliste Saloom Road, announced Sunday afternoon it was closing, noting that “we weren’t expecting it so soon,” in accordance to a Fb publish on Sunday. The restaurant experienced just celebrated 50 a long time this 12 months.
Owner Frank Randol gained an offer you just lately to market the land to an unnamed buyer, in accordance to a report in the Gulf Seafood Information. Randol also shut his seafood processing business.
The provide arrived out of the blue, Randol explained.
“It was difficult for me to see the restaurant go, but it was the ideal for my family members,” Randol reported in the report.
Randol’s is famed for its genuine old-time dance corridor sense and is a spot for tourists. Approximately 60% of guests are from out of town with quite a few remaining European and French-talking.
The restaurant was on its fourth dance flooring, Randol stated previous calendar year with an job interview with Jan Swift, with the 1st possessing been produced from pine and the past 3 out of oak. Crowbar get-togethers have been used to switch every of the floors, with dancers making use of crowbars to remove the planks above three evenings although they saved on dancing, according to Frank.