Author: lizdda

Sip, Shop, Sup Downtown

Looking for a place to eat, drink or shop downtown? From Asian stir fry to fresh baked scones and gourmet tacos, we have you covered. Read on and visit them all! Sip and Sup  Abby Singer’s Bistro @ Robinson Film Center – 617 Texas Street. Gourmet Burgers, Caesar Salad, Fabulous Appetizers, Full Bar. See the menu here.  HOURS: Lunch – Tues-Fri, 11-2. Dinner – Tues-Thurs, 5-9; Fri-Sat. 5-10. Bar Opens at 4 Tues-Fri,  4:30 on Sat. Bistro to Go at Regions Tower – 333 Texas Street Award-Winning Burger, Breakfast & Snacks, too! See the menu here.  HOURS: Breakfast – M-F 7:30-9:30; Lunch M-F,...

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Sears Building Texas Street Shreveport Becomes Lofts @ 624

From Shopping Spree to Downtown Renewal When the Feibleman’s store opened on Texas Street in 1925, the streets of downtown Shreveport stood as the center of life, the go-to place, the future. Or so it seemed. The streets were bustling, people were walking. Yet the jewel on the corner that offered jobs, and was once called a ‘Temple of Commerce’ became vacant and unloved. Designed by one of Shreveport’s most famous architects, the building that housed Feibleman’s, which would later become Sears, graced the area among its similarly grand counterparts, as it still does today. And though its department...

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The Most Jive Place In All of Shreveport

One of Shreveport’s most treasured buildings, the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, has been home to a number of famous performances over the years. But none as notable as the “Louisiana Hayride.” It’s been nearly 70 years since the “Hayride” made its debut, bringing to life the sounds of the South on the radio and, years later, television.   The Cradle of the Stars The 1940s/50s was a golden era for country and blues music in the South, and the “Hayride” was a major influence for many budding musicians. Every Saturday night, the  public crammed the aisles of the Municipal Auditorium...

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The Ardis Johnson Building

  In the early 1900s, commerce in Shreveport was focused around downtown. The city center developed rapidly and the buildings that sprang up housed any number of important (and maybe not so) businesses. The Ardis Building—then Ardis-Johnson Building, and today the Johnson Building—was Shreveport’s third major office building and one of the largest skyscrapers dotting the city skyline. Throughout its lifetime it was home to many different businesses including attorney, dentists, and real estate brokers. A beauty salon and cafe were long-term residents of the ground floor until 1998, when Kelly’s Po Boy became the sole tenant of the...

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