The buzzer went off for the Time Out Lounge Monday after the city-parish Planning Commission
denied a rezoning request that would have allowed the longtime Baton Rouge bar to rebuild off Perkins Road.
Because commissioners turned down the request by a unanimous voice vote, the rezoning will not be heard by the Metro Council at its meeting Wednesday, said Ryan Holcomb, assistant planning director.
“I have no comfort level for rezoning it. This is awkward, awkward,” said Commissioner W.T. Winfield. “This will not add anything to the community.”
The Time Out Lounge was located at 9374 Old Hammond Highway, until it was destroyed by a fire in December. After months of looking for a new location, owners Jay and Kathleen Byers applied to rezone part of a commercial building at 3180 Valley St.