Chain plans restaurant for Columbia; Copeland's of New Orleans signs Rouse Co. lease for Town Center restaurant


A Louisiana-based chain plans to open a Cajun-style restaurant at the lakefront in Columbia's Town Center this year, joining five eateries along newly christened "Restaurant Row."

Copeland's of New Orleans has signed a lease with the Rouse Co. for a restaurant with more than 200 seats on the top level of the new parking deck outside Columbia Association headquarters on Wincopin Circle.

The restaurant's opening will mark another step in revitalizing the area around Lake Kittamaqundi, which James W. Rouse envisioned as the "downtown" of the 31-year-old planned community.

Alton J. Scavo, a Rouse Co. senior vice president and general manager for Columbia, said the company has added about 10,000 restaurant seats in Columbia during the past 30 months.

Three restaurants -- Sushi Sono, That's Amore and La Madeleine -- opened last year.

Scavo said construction on Copeland's, which has locations in Annapolis and Rockville, should begin within several months.

Pub Date: 1/10/99

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