Restaurant opens a year after city action on aquarium lease

Restaurant opens a year after city action on aquarium lease

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - It's been a year since the Shreveport City Council authorized the mayor to enter an agreement with Planet Aqua Group to lease space for Shreveport Aquarium.

On the anniversary Oct. 11, no opening date has been set for the riverfront venue.

But its S.A.L.T. restaurant officially opens this date.

(S.A.L.T. stands for Sea, Air, Land and Time.)

The restaurant gave people who made reservations a sneak peak Friday and held a soft opening Saturday evening.

Now the venue at 601 Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway is open Wednesdays through Sundays.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Sunday brunch also runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What's on the menu?

That's coming soon to the restaurant's website, according to a posting on the aquarium's Facebook page.

S.A.L.T. also is on Facebook at SALTrestaurant and Instagram at SALTshreveport.

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Meantime, Facebook users keep saying they would love to know the aquarium's opening date.

And the venue's response?

"Look for an announcement soon! We're in our final preparations!"

The aquarium recently got a shipment of sea life from the Florida Keys.

More later was brought in from Australia.

And the aquarium says it welcomed its grey reef sharks to its ocean tank this week.

"The final details to many of our tanks and exhibits are beginning to take shape this week," the aquarium posted Oct. 6.

Along with that posting is Shreveport Aquarium's video update giving viewers a sneak peek at fish in its WOW Gallery, the first thing visitors will see upon entering the venue.

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