Mason's reopens after closing for three days
BATON ROUGE – A welcome sight, taste and smell around this Baton Rouge neighborhood: Mason’s Grill is back open after closing doors for three days.
“It was real bad. We took on water. We had employees that couldn’t get to work even if we were open,” Mason’s executive chef and General Manager Willie Wallace said.
The reopening was a welcome sight for Mike Perkins and his wife. They spent a long day of dealing with flood damage at their home. Like many across south Louisiana, he says he has to rip out sheetrock and floors.
Wednesday, a small return to normalcy with a little comfort food from his favorite restaurant.
“Their food is outstanding here. It’s not far from home We know people here,” Perkins said. “Every time we come here, we see people we know.”
Local patrons came back immediately, and although it wasn't the volume of a typical Wednesday night, Wallace says Mason's will keep its doors open, and be ready for more customers as the community recovers from the flooding.
"It's a very warm feeling to still have the support of our locals."