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Wednesday, May 31, 2023
He has worked very hard for a number of years at the state fair, and I think he is looking for the next thing he is going to be focusing on,” Swaine said of Chris. “We hope his life is fabulous, and we’re very supportive of what his next chapter will be.
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Developer Jason Cram has created three beautiful apartments on the second floor of a historic building in the 400 block of Crockett Street. It took a keen eye to recognize what the homely, poorly-maintained buildings could become, and the “before” and “after” will amaze you.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Proposed options are already being drawn up for the state of Louisiana’s “new” State Office Building at 500 Fannin Street. While conceptual only, the drawings show just how different a newly conceived structure will be from the old Joe D. Waggonner Federal Building.
Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
Last week, Tim Huck almost broke the Internet. The local business owner who owns a restaurant, residential real estate and a downtown nightspot posted two words on the Facebook page of the now-defunct Phoenix Underground, a popular dance club that closed in 2016.
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Monday, June 28, 2021
auren Ross-Simmons laughs when she is asked about being an "overnight" art sensation. The artist, wife, mother of two and downtown business owner has been painting for more than 30 years – 30 years of practice, trial-and-error and refining her Pop Art brand of iconic images.
Monday, April 19, 2021
Life and activities are returning to normal downtown, and we couldn’t be more pleased about it, or the variety of events happening the weekend of April 23-25. The fun begins in earnest Saturday morning with the Snowmageddon Plant Swap at The Lot, 400 Crockett St.
Monday, March 8, 2021
When most of the region was shut down because of too much ice and not enough water, Bozz Baucum, the owner of Marilynn’s Place and Ralph’s Place in Shreveport, wasn’t. He was at work boiling water in his commercial crawfish rig to cook meals for teenagers at the Rutherford House.
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Monday, Jan. 25, 2021
Over the past year, people have been transfixed on the change happening at 717 Crockett St. Improvements could be seen weekly during our year of Covid-19, proving that good things can happen even in really rotten years. The 1920s Sam Wiener-designed building both deserved the rehab and was lucky to get it.
Monday, Dec. 14, 2020
It’s been a rough 2020 for Chase Boytim. Like other bar owners in Louisiana, he has had a grim time in this year of Covid. Some have hunkered down, some have decided to close up shop altogether, but Boytim has done neither. In fact, he decided to expand.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020
In the last several weeks, downtown Shreveport has announced the opening of four new restaurants and the re-opening of a favorite that had briefly closed. What gives? The restrictions of COVID-19 have been hard on eateries. First came mandates for curbside and delivery only, extensive PPE requirements and limited dine-in occupancy.


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