Overton Square restaurant, venue expanding

Lafayette's Music Room is embarking on a significant expansion.

The restaurant and music venue located at 2121 Madison Ave. will gain an additional 1,300 square feet in Overton Square, taking over the space previously occupied by The Attic, according to a Wednesday, Jan. 17 news release from landlord, Loeb Properties Inc.

The expansion, which is set to be completed in February, will allow Lafayette's to move its stage to the spot where the original Lafayette's stage was located. A new green room and an additional 60-80 seats are also part of the project.

A smaller portion of the former The Attic space will be converted into a new concept, Midtown Mercantile, which will be a boutique focused on Midtown products. It will be operated by Lafayette's.

The Attic closed Dec. 31, as owner Alexandra Scharff wished to focus more on her other Overton Square concept, The Ivory Closet, said Ciara Neill, spokeswoman for Loeb Properties.

Lafayette's will remain open while the expansion takes place.

See the full article at Memphis Business Journal.