It’s been a rollercoaster ride for Edgar and Deshea Guzman. The hard-working and creative duo are the reason the old Sportran bus terminal on Crockett Street is now something cool, fun, and funky. Unfortunately, Covid has affected us all and the Holiday at The Lot event planned for this weekend could not promise the level of safety the Guzmans wanted to provide. They posted this message on their site-
In the meantime, the Guzmans are using The Lot’s Facebook page to promote other local events, products and businesses and encourage everyone to support and shop local.
Donna Anderson spent the inaugural weekend vending her Special Reserve Coffee Roasters java. She was thrilled with the steady foot traffic, the laid back atmosphere and the diverse crowd. “It was an eclectic group of people,” she told me. “They all came out with the same purpose; to have a great time. I had a blast talking and serving my coffee to many of my regular coffee family members as well as adding more to our family.”
Local businessman Grant Nuckolls, his wife Ann and two young daughters were all smiles as they walked through the vendor area but Nuckolls, a musician himself, was blown away by Shreveport legend Brian Blade. “The highlight for us was seeing Shreveport legend Brian Blade – it was a very comfortable environment to watch the set, and the sound quality was perfect. We look forward to returning to The Lot soon!”