Commercial Properties Realty Trust Breaks Ground at Americana

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Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar & Mixed-Use Building Begin Construction

Bistro Byronz Announces New Location at Americana

Baton Rouge, LA. – Representatives from Commercial Properties Realty Trust, Walk-ON's Bistreaux & Bar and Americana held a ground breaking celebration for three new buildings at The Villages of Americana in Zachary, La. Americana, the premiere traditional neighborhood development in Zachary is well under way – selling homes, hosting events at The Point, and Zachary residents visiting the YMCA daily.

"Walk-On's, voted the "Best Sports Bar in North America" by ESPN in 2012 is excited to be a part of this community,"

says Brandon Landry, co- owner and founder of Walk-On's Enterprises. "The neighborhood, the new YMCA, being close to the Zachary ball parks, and the city of Zachary all helped create the perfect catalyst that led us to this great location," he said. The new 6,100 square foot restaurant will serve Walk-On's signature menu, include outdoor seating, and numerous flat screen TVs.

The Villages of Americana will sit just off the new roundabout and four-lane Highway. CPRT is building two 33,000 square foot residential over retail buildings in the Villages. Each building will have approximately 30, one- and two- bedroom units. The Villages will serve as the gateway into the Americana community.

Also announced today, BISTRO BYRONZ will open its third Baton Rouge location in the mixed-use buildings being built by CPRT. The restaurant will be approximately 4,200 square feet with outdoor dining. Bistro Byronz is a neighborhood restaurant in cities across Louisiana where people and families of all kinds come together for a little French flavor and a lot of Louisiana spice.

Mayor David Amrhein said, "Zachary will be an incredible market for Walk-On's and Bistro Byronz. Zachary is unique in that we attract people from 4 other parishes to buy products and take advantage of Zachary services."

Ten years after opening its doors to the Baton Rouge community in Mid City, with its signature cocktails, unique design, and undeniably distinct menu, Bistro Byronz will now offer its charming experience and deliciously simple fare to Zachary.

Joining the original ownership team with this location is John Engquist, developer of the Americana TND. "I wanted to help bring the perfect dining options to Americana that matched the feel and spirit of the development. I have always loved the original Bistro Byronz, and decided it was the perfect fit for the community; family-friendly, inviting, sophisticated with a unique menu of great food. I wanted the Americana residents to feel as though they could come have date night, meet for drinks, or bring the whole family for Sunday brunch," said Engquist.

Emelie Alton, CEO of the parent company and member of the Kantrow family said, "We wanted to create a concept that was replicable; taking the core components of what has worked from the beginning about Bistro Byronz, but be flexible and adaptive with other elements so that it is truly a neighborhood bistro that feels true and complimentary to the areas we land in." "Americana is a perfect fit for us," said Brock Kantrow, COO of the parent company. "It is community oriented and allows us to become an integrated part of that community," he added.

Provident Resources Group will build a $20 million, 100 bed senior living facility in the heart of Americana and will begin construction later this year. Currently, there is an increasing number of homes under construction with numerous home sales. The $11 million YMCA has over 3,300 members and a beautiful lakefront park and expansive dog park opened last year.

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About Commercial Properties Realty Trust

CPRT is a real estate investment trust that manages and develops property holdings of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Because of this relationship with a community foundation, a portion of the profits are shared for improving the quality of life in areas where CPRT operates. CPRT manages shopping centers and mixed-use properties in North Carolina, Louisiana and Texas.

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About Americana

Americana is an upcoming traditional neighborhood development located in Zachary, La. With more than 100 acres of green space, a state-of-the-art YMCA and proximity to the award-winning Zachary Community School District, Americana is a first of its kind community in East Baton Rouge Parish. There are numerous residential homes under construction, and the Welcome Center and Model Homes are now open. For more information on Americana or for any other inquiries, visit

About Walk-On's Enterprises

Walk-On's Enterprises® is arguably the most distinctive restaurant company in America. Its concepts are fresh, fun and original, from Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar — voted ESPN's Best Sports Bar in North America — to Happy's Irish Pub and Walk-On's Catering. Additional growth lies ahead, as the company expands on its winning combination of delicious, affordable food and drinks presented in an uncommonly warm and friendly atmosphere.

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About Bistro Byronz

Bistro Byronz is the definition of a Louisiana Bistro (bistro: an unpretentious neighborhood restaurant where people gather day and night to relax, share conversation and enjoy good food at a reasonable price). From our bistro-casual eat-in and take-out lunch menu, to our new bistro-fare and full-service dinner and drinks menus, we think we've got just the perfect recipe that combines some great French flavor with our own Louisiana Spice. You'll notice it in the feel of the place itself, the casual, but attentive service and of course in the menu.


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