Copeland's reveals renovation, Stays true to NOLA roots

MONROE, La. (News Release from Copeland's) - The newly remodeled Copeland’s of New Orleans was revealed today in Monroe with an official Grand Re-Opening.

The afternoon included a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, live entertainment by the GSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble, a smorgasbord of hors d'oeuvres, and featured special guest, Al Copeland, Jr.

The New Orleans themed renovation has revamped the restaurant, both inside and out, and shows a commitment to the community and the Copeland’s brand in Monroe.

Alana and John Belton, of Ruston, bought the restaurant in December of 2015. “When I heard of the possibility of the restaurant being sold, I couldn’t imagine Copeland’s not being in Monroe,” said Alana Belton. “After meeting with the leadership team from Al Copeland Investments, I knew this was the right decision.”

One of the Belton’s first orders of business was the renovation. The new casual elegance atmosphere takes on a whole new look and features an exterior façade revamp, including a heated outdoor Courtyard.

The newly remodeled lounge welcomes guests with a lighter more open area paying tribute to traditional New Orleans ambiance. The interior features a fresh color scheme, new brick walls, lanterns, shutters, private dining areas and other distinct New Orleans architectural styles.

“I am very proud of the entire team involved in the restaurant transformation, but most importantly I would like to thank the public for supporting us during our time of transition,” said Alana Belton.

Special guest for the Grand Reveal was Al Copeland, Jr., Chairman of the Board for Al Copeland Investments. “This is an exciting time for Copeland’s of New Orleans in Monroe as we unveil these renovations,” said Al Copeland, Jr. “We take pride in our fresh-from-scratch New Orleans flavors and we are committed to serving our guests. We have been proudly operating in Monroe for many years and our loyal guests deserve this remodel. With this remodel and Grand Reveal, we want to give back to the community and grow with Monroe.”