The opening of Porch & Parlor in the former Bar Louie spot in Overton Square has been pushed back a bit, from late 2018 to early 2019.
In May, Russ Graham and Tom Powers announced they leased the space and would open Porch & Parlor, making it the third in the local restaurant portfolio that includes Flight and Southern Social. The plan was always to offer upscale dining, but researching the building’s history led them to reconsider the interior design.
“We’re embracing when the building was built, which was during the Belle Epoque era,” Graham said.
The era, which encompassed the Gilded Age in the U.S., was a time of prosperity for many around the world, a time when the wealthy spent exorbitantly and the extravagant Art Nouveau style was in demand. The lavish look will figure in the design of the new restaurant.