Bosco's opens on Perkins Road
A little more than two years after opening in the University II Shopping Center just south of LSU on Nicholson Drive—and fewer than six months since closing—Bosco's Frozen Yogurt has reopened with a slight name change in the Perkins Road Hardware complex. Bosco's Yogurt Bar (Map it!) retains the atmosphere and self-serve concept of the former LSU-area shop, but is in a location that should prove even more successful, its owners say. Chad Hughes, a Bosco's co-founder who now owns the business with his wife, Christina Bourg, says the original store wasn't closed because the location was a bad fit for frozen yogurt sales. He simply came up with a concept he thinks is even better for the old space: The Man Cave Haircut Bar. Think lots of sports on lots of big-screen TVs and haircuts that come with a free beer. The niche bar is set to open in the coming weeks.
"That location had also become oversaturated with yogurt places," Bourg says. The couple says Bosco's new location—the former home of Denim Library nestled between Jimmy John's and Rock-n-Sake—will be a better fit for the yogurt shop. "There's a lot more foot traffic, and all the bars and restaurants in this area keep it busy into the evenings," Hughes says. It also doesn't hurt that the Perkins Road Overpass area is currently without a self-serve frozen yogurt joint. Bosco's is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. —Steve Sanoski
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