Toby Keith will be opening his very first Louisiana location of his "I Love The Bar & Grill" here in Bossier City.

According to the Shreveport Times, construction of the 10,000 square foot restaurant is expected to begin this summer at the Pierre Bossier Mall. The restaurant which plans to open by the end of the year will be located near Sears, according to mall owner Rouse Properties.

“This is a unique destination tenant that enhances both our dining and entertaining offering, and we believe it will serve as a major attraction within northwest Louisiana,” Rouse Properties spokeswoman Missy Heanue said. “Toby Keith’s offers an energetic and entertaining blend of music and food that’s truly and experience and make for a great lunch or night out.”

"I Love This Bar & Grill" will feature an 85 foot full-service bar in the shape of a guitar, a stage for live entertainment, dance floor, a glass-enclosed VIP room and two indoor ‘barns’ available for private parties. You can expect to be served a traditional Southern, home-cooked menu — pulled-pork sandwiches, meatloaf and southern fried Twinkies.

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