Shreveport Aquarium’s Great Year End

Downtown's Shreveport Aquarium is swimming right along. Jon Whitehead, the founding partner of the Planet Aqua Group which owns the aquarium, tells us the Destiny...

Envision Yourself Here: 718 Crockett-For Sale

Right across from the newly- redone Andress Artist and Entrepreneur Center is the former home of the Yellow Cab Taxi Company. Over the years, the building at 718...

Fat’s Oyster House to Open in February

UPDATE: Fat's owner Chase Boytim tell us he is looking at an early February opening for his new concept Fat's Oyster House. Original Story, Nov. 11, 2020. Chase Boytim...

Andress: View From a Window

2021 is off to a good start; tenants of the Andress Artist and Entrepreneur Center started moving in this week! Photographer Kathryn Gaiennie takes the honor of being...

Five Things to Do Downtown

Pump up your professional (and personal) life. Play with sea creatures, find out if fortune really does favor the bald, and grab popcorn and a drink and take in two...

Sci-Port Welcomes STEM Innovation Center

Big news for Sci-Port Discovery Center this week!  The riverfront facility has been awarded one of the nine regional STEM centers by the Louisiana Board of Regents as...

Self-Guided Architectural Tour of Downtown!

The downtown Shreveport Commercial Historic District is nothing if not interesting; filled with all kinds of architectural types.  From two story office buildings...

Downtown’s Top Five 2020 Stories

Wherever we looked in the final days of 2020 there were grim lists of top stories. Covid 19, social justice and injustices, and all things politics dominated headlines...

Cotton St. Farms’ New Hours

Walk into Cotton St. Farms at 406 Cotton Street and you'll see hydroponic walls of fresh greens and herbs as well as giant locally-grown sweet potatoes and...

Special Reserve Coffee Moves to C & C

C&C Mercantile and Lighting at 1110 Texas Avenue has added another reason to make you linger. Special Reserve Coffee Roasters is now in the house, serving up...

Downtown Shreveport

Welcome to Downtown Shreveport, the heart of northwest Louisiana, the center of business, banking, and government. Downtown is where it all began…where oil and water DID blend, where cotton began its long dusty journey up the Texas Trail, where fortunes were made (and lost), where mayors were called out to duel in the middle of town. We are made of equal parts colorful history, present day pluck and optimism about our future. We know it can be done and that we can do it. Opportunities abound. Historic buildings beckon. If you know what you want, we can help you find it, and if you don’t know, we’ll help you figure it out. We’re a pretty cool downtown, y’all. In fact, we like to say our downtown rocks. Join us and discover it for yourself.

Press Releases

Shreveport Aquarium’s Great Year End

Downtown's Shreveport Aquarium is swimming right along. Jon Whitehead, the founding partner of the Planet Aqua Group which owns the aquarium, tells us the Destiny Garcia has been promoted to aquarium General Manager. Garcia, who has been at the facility since 2018...

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Envision Yourself Here: 718 Crockett-For Sale

Right across from the newly- redone Andress Artist and Entrepreneur Center is the former home of the Yellow Cab Taxi Company. Over the years, the building at 718 Crockett Street has been a number of businesses, including a Lincoln Mercury dealership and Nall's Glass....

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Fat’s Oyster House to Open in February

UPDATE: Fat's owner Chase Boytim tell us he is looking at an early February opening for his new concept Fat's Oyster House. Original Story, Nov. 11, 2020. Chase Boytim is at it again. Chase, the owner of the popular postage stamp-sized Fatty Arbuckle's Pub in the Red...

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