CROWLEY, Texas (March 9, 2020) – Thirteen months after Boo-Ray’s of New Orleans announced its intention of building a restaurant in downtown Crowley, the establishment officially opened its doors today.
“The addition to Boo-Ray’s to downtown Crowley will have a huge impact on bringing more people to the area,” said Crowley Assistant City Manager Jack Thompson. “Boo-Ray’s is extremely popular and has a phenomenal track record of success with its two other locations.”
Crews broke ground on the new two-story Cajun restaurant in early March of 2019. It was constructed in the northwest corner of the parking lot at 316 E. Main Street, and it is the go-to place for steaks, seafood, chicken, burgers and many Cajun favorites.
“The activity Boo Ray’s will bring to downtown will spur additional restaurants and retailers to locate in Crowley,” Thompson said.
The City in the early stages on a multi-million-dollar downtown revitalization project that will include a new City Hall and amphitheater; new architectural streetscapes; residential developments to a walkable downtown; and pad sites.
Boo-Ray’s went through a soft opening the week prior to the official opening to train employees and work out a few kinks.
Boo-Ray’s of New Orleans was founded in 2004 by New Orleans native Scott Marks, and Richard Sloan. Scott has been in the restaurant business since 1977. He has owned and operated several chain restaurants and traveled all over the United States.
The Crowley Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, March 10.