Press Releases

The Bigtop Comes to Downtown

The Bigtop Comes to Downtown

Circus tents will be going up soon on the downtown riverfront. The Venardo's Circus will be in  Shreveport for the first time ever March 4th-15th, playing at Riverview Park, 601 Clyde Fant Pkwy. Opening Night Tickets are 50% off for a limited time!  Performances are...

Downtown Construction Woes

Downtown Construction Woes

Chances are good that you, too, have been witness to spray-painted marks on the sidewalks and the streets, dirt piles, random holes, trenches and poor repairs. The city seems awash in companies digging, trenching, stringing and just generally making a mess, with...

March Downtown Artwalk

March Downtown Artwalk

The Downtown Artwalk RETURNS on a new night. Starting with our March Downtown Artwalk, we'll be celebrating downtown's art, architecture, businesses and history each first Thursday, 5-8 pm. Stroll our streets and enjoy performers, food and beverage specials and dozens...

Presidential Candidate Opens Downtown Office

Presidential Candidate Opens Downtown Office

The Bloomberg for President campaign has opened an office downtown at 605 Texas Street. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D.) is running for president in a crowded field of Democratic contenders. Bloomberg decided not to compete in the earlier primaries...

Strong Towns Podcast on Downtown Shreveport

Strong Towns Podcast on Downtown Shreveport

We don't mind saying that we are a fan of Strong Towns. I mean, who wouldn't be a fan of something with that name? But more than the name is the mission, the underlying goal of sharing information that sounds like common sense but for many years has not been the...

Fertitta’s Featured in Statewide Press

Fertitta’s Featured in Statewide Press

Fertitta's Grocery Store and later, deli, has been a part of the downtown Shreveport scene since the early 1920's. The little store at Fairfield and Howell Streets has been home to several Sicilian-American Shreveport families and to many years of good food. We love...

Downtown’s Stop For Boudin Kolache

Downtown’s Stop For Boudin Kolache

Up until recently there were two words that did NOT go together: Boudin, as in the spicy south Louisiana sausage, and Kolache, as in the very European pastry filled with fruit or mincemeat. When Czechs brought the treat to the U.S. via Texas, Kolache took a turn from...

The Key to a Vibrant Downtown

The Key to a Vibrant Downtown

Printed in the Shreveport Times, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 Strength in Numbers; the Key to a Vibrant Downtown by Liz Swaine Sometimes it’s helpful to know that we’re not the only one. We are not the only place to have ever stumbled, fallen, said intemperate things, or been...

Valentine’s Day Downtown

Valentine’s Day Downtown

Time is running out for you to make plans to stay out of the proverbial dog house this Valentine's Day, Feb. 14. Luckily, we have some fun, tasty and romantic options for you at multiple venues downtown. Option #1. They say the eyes are the windows of our soul and we...

Unexpected Modernism Premiere

Unexpected Modernism Premiere

For years, half brothers Samuel G. and William B. Wiener were giants of architecture, both in Shreveport and far beyond. Their vast portfolio of local works include everything from the highly ornamental and more traditional Municipal Auditorium to projects that define...

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