New restaurants opening up in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Anybody up for some sub-sandwiches or ice cream? Well, there are two new restaurants opening up in Alexandria that'll make you happy. Local real estate developer Dan Ahrens announced a Firehouse Subs and Marble Slab Creamery American Cookie Ice Cream shop will be opening up in his shopping center.

The Cottonwood Corner Shopping Center is located in the 700 block of MacArthur Dr. Firehouse Subs is expected to open up in mid to late April and the Marble Slab Creamery American Cookies is slated for late May to early June.

“This was my whole plan, vision,” said Ahrens. “I started this from scratch, I believed enough in the location.”

Ahrens said the Great American Cookie shop in the Alexandria Mall will stay open.

There is one more 2,000 sq. ft. spot still available in the shopping center, but Ahrens said they aren't looking to put a restaurant there. Ahrens said possibly a boutique, medical or insurance office.

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