Author: lizdda

Be A Fan Month in the SB

For the month of May, the cities of Shreveport and Bossier City, the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau and the Downtown Development Authority want to encourage you to take in a show, go to the museum, be a tourist in your own home town! We can promise you several things. It will be FUN. We guarantee that you will be amazed at all the cool things there are to do (that you may have lived here all your life and never done). It will make you realize (again?) that we live in a unique place that has a distinctiveness...

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Introducing Parkmobile Parking App!

Starting May 1, you can use your smartphone (or any phone, for that matter) to park at any of the on-street spaces downtown. Park by app or use the handy toll-free phone number that you will see on decals and signage. It’s easy!   PAY BY USING THE PARKMOBILE APP Download the Parkmobile app on your smartphone or mobile device. Complete the registration process to start using the app. Once you’ve registered, enter in Zone# located on stickers and signs on the meters. Pay for minutes up to 3 hours. (Hour #3 will include an upcharge of $1). Confirm your...

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May Downtown Artwalk!

April showers bring May flowers and the May Artwalk! Our fun monthly art event takes to the streets in the 200 blocks of Texas, Travis and the Red River District on Wednesday, May 3 from 5-8 with new stops and even more fun. NEW stops will include the fabulous deck at HAZE on Texas (204 Texas St) and the courtyard at Straycat (222 Travis St.). HAZE will have a special food menu and drink specials for all artwalkers. Favorites Norsworthy Gallery, 214 Texas, Bon Temps Coffee Bar in the Red River District and Remington Suite Hotel– 220 Travis- will also...

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Downtown’s Bridge to History

    HGTV fans will remember a show called ‘If Walls Could Talk’ that focused on fun facts buried beneath the sheet rock of homes across the country. It was always interesting to see what weird things homeowners had unearthed and even more entertaining to hear the homeowners’ reactions to these bits of history. As I walk through downtown Shreveport each day, I also wish walls and spaces could talk because, oh, the hair-raising and scandalous tales they could tell!  History, lore and legend is everywhere downtown but a fairly significant number of stories that you might classify as...

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Information on Tax Millage Adjustment

The work of the Downtown Development Authority is largely funded by a small ad valorem or property tax of 8.64 mills levied on properties within the area called the Downtown Development District. Every four years, parish tax assessors do what is called a ‘reassessment’ in which they determine whether values have gone up or down. The tax rate is based on that assessment. Each year in late summer as DDA staff begins preparing the budget for the upcoming year, they contact the tax assessors in Caddo and Bossier Parishes and the City of Shreveport Finance Director to determine the...

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