Celebrity restaurateur Victor Cascio dies


Victor Cascio owned and operated The Chateau for more than 45 years.

Victor Cascio owned and operated The Chateau for more than 45 years.

Victor Cascio Sr. was as much a celebrity as a restaurateur.

He was a child star on local television. He was a long-time society columnist for The News-Star. He provided decorating tips for print and television. And he was the owner of the town’s most iconic restaurant, The Chateau.

On Thursday night, Cascio died following an illness. Funeral arrangements are pending at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe.

The Chateau restaurant, a Monroe institution on Louisville Avenue for more than 45 years, closed its doors for good in March after Cascio sold it to Monroe developer Eddie Hakim, who also bought the adjoining restaurants Tony’s and The ‘50s Grill. The restaurant was recently leveled as Hakim prepares to build a new convention-style hotel.

via Celebrity restaurateur Victor Cascio dies | The News Star | thenewsstar.com.

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