Felipe’s Taqueria Begins Construction of First Metairie Location
METAIRIE, La. — On March 30, the owners of Felipe’s Taqueria hosted a groundbreaking celebration for a new location on Metairie Road.
Expected to be complete by the end of the year, the $1.5 million new construction project will result in a 3,000-square-foot restaurant that also features an outdoor patio and green space. The designer is Mouton Long Turner Architects. Carriere-Stumm Construction will lead the build. And Butler Holding, a real estate investment and development firm, is a partner in the project.
“We have had our eye on a Metairie location for a number of years and we finally found a spot true to our company mission to be able to throw our neighborhood a party every day, while also being able to build something that is mindful of the residents and gives them an easy option in the immediate area,” said Pike Howard, the company’s director of finance and development.
Felipe’s, a family-owned business, also has three locations in New Orleans (French Quarter, Uptown and Mid-City) as well as two outposts in Naples, Florida. An additional restaurant in Boston is run by a licensee.
The new location will be located at 2004 Metairie Road.
“We are very excited to do something that fits and provides families in the neighborhood with an ‘easy button’ option,” said Howard. “It will be a place where the family can go and feel safe and comfortable – and not break the bank.”