RIDGELAND — A Fondren restaurant whose owners have a presence here with Local 463 will be occupying the space vacated by Seafood R’evolution at the Renaissance.

Local 463 owner and metro area restauranteur Chef Derek Emerson announced this week that he will be moving his small-plate Fondren restaurant and wine bar concept CAET to a soon-to-be vacant location in the Renaissance at Colony Park.

Emerson and his wife, Jennifer, opened CAET on Duling Avenue about five years ago. In April, they will be moving to the space currently occupied by Seafood R’evolution, which is set to close after five years on March 31.

“We have had 463 over there for a while and the Renaissance has been very good to us. The R’evolution people called me and asked me if I would be interested in their space. Our lease is about up at CAET, and in our current location, we do not have room to expand. We want to combine the concepts of the two restaurant concepts. CAET’s wine bar and small plates with the seafood and oyster bar they are doing over there,” Emerson said.

He said that the Renaissance offers a central location for diners from Jackson, Madison County and across the spillway.

Christina Riviere, communications assistant with Chef John Folse & Company, released the following statement on behalf of Seafood R’evolution about the decision to close.

“Home on the Range’s five-year management contract with the restaurant has ended,” the statement reads. “The owner has decided to sell the restaurant to a local restauranteur. Our experience in Jackson was fantastic, and we wish them well.”

The new move will expand CAET from a 2,000 square foot space to 10,000 square feet. Emerson said that the space will need minimal work to transform it into CAET.

“It is already such a beautiful space. With just a little paint and some tweaks I think we can make it our own once we get our computer systems and our people in there,” Emerson said.

Emerson said they take over the building on April 1 and will be down for renovations and training for the next 30 to 45 days. The Fondren location will remain open until the end of April.

Emerson said when they open they expect to serve lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday, with a brunch serving to come on Sundays after they “get settled in.”