Author: lizdda

Kick Off Mardi Gras with Artwalk!

2018 kicks off with a bang with the January Downtown Artwalk! The event, which happens the first Wednesday of each month, is a perfect start to the new year, and to Mardi Gras (yes, its already that time).  We’ll have some amazing one-of-kind Dennis BeckmanMardi Gras masks for you to try and purchase at Norsworthy Gallery. In addition to Dennis’ works there will be artists and artworks of all kinds. Your stops will include: Norsworthy Gallery, 214 Texas Street Remington Suites Hotel & Spa, 220 Travis Street Bon Temps Coffee Bar, Red River District Fatty Arbuckles, Red River District...

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Shop ‘Til You Drop Downtown!

The shopping season is upon us and before you turn to your computer and order from a warehouse in a faraway land, how about taking a look at some of the cool yule swag we have right here at home?   Check out all our Holiday Gifting Pinterest Boards Right Here and then pay a visit to see those items that you like the most....

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Victorian Christmas Tour of Ogilvie-Wiener Mansion

Tours are: Saturday, Dec. 16th 4:00-6:00 PM $10.00/per person Sunday, Dec. 17th 6:00-8:00 PM $10.00/per person   Experience a Victorian Christmas at Downtown Shreveport’s Ogilvie-Wiener Mansion.  The home is one of the few remaining downtown mansions from an any when huge homes were on each block.  Located at 728 Austen Place, this 1896 Queen Anne- style home was the original residence of William B. and Samuel G. Wiener, who designed the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium.  In the 1950’s it was the Florentine Supper Club, host to famous guests like John Wayne, Bette Davis, Doris Day, William Holden, and Ethel Merman, many...

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Cruise Downtown in Style!

Starting Sunday, Downtown Shreveport gets its’ own dedicated circulator, the 2017 version of the much-loved Downtown Trolley. Every 13 minutes, an orange bus will make the Downtown loop. Monday- Friday from 6 am until 6 pm, the Downtown Circulator will make 15 downtown stops, always beginning and ending at the Murphy Street SporTran Intermodal Terminal. You do NOT have to ride the full route. You can jump on and off at any of the stops along the way. Click here to download the Weekday Circulator Route Map One of the three orange Downtown Circulator buses will be along every 13...

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Help SAVE the Federal Historic Tax Credit!

Downtown Shreveport is coming back. Beautiful historic buildings are being rehabbed into apartments, condos, businesses and offices. The cost of rehabbing century-old structures, many with deferred maintenance, is high, and the numbers sometimes will only work with the assistance of the Federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC), begun by President Ronald Reagan. This credit is now being threatened and we need your help to save it and to help save more of our historic places.  The just-released House Tax Reform bill has eliminated the HTC. We know that the Historic Tax Credit has a proven track record of creating jobs, spurring private investment, and generating fiscal revenue. While the Tax Reform bill is intended to stimulate economic growth, elimination of the federal historic tax credits undermines the revitalization of our older and historic towns and cities. This includes Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, and Natchitoches, all cities that have seen rehabs due in part to HTC. Congress will begin debate on this bill next week with a vote expected by mid-November. The Senate tax reform bill is expected to be released before Thanksgiving. Please ACT NOW to communicate the value of the Historic Tax Credit to our Representatives and Senators in Congress. How can you take action right now? Contact House and Senate Members! Call during office hours. Ask to speak to tax staff or ask for a tax staffers email address....

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