Pop UP Project brings new businesses to Red River District

By Stephanie Claytor

Published 04/29 2014 05:46PM

Updated 04/29 2014 08:39PM

Beignets, soul food, and trendy furniture are just some of the products businesses moving to the Red River District will offer.


The businesses are participating in Shreveport's first ever “Pop Up Project.” 12 businesses will operate out of vacant buildings in the district for a two week, free-trial period between May 12 to May 23. The goal is to inspire the business owners to lease the vacant spaces at the end of the trial period.


“It’s heavily on my mind. I can see me moving here,” said Sherry Jefferson, of Sherry’s Diner, one of the businesses selected for the project.


The businesses include SPACE: Interiors, Wired & Sassy LLC, Haute Goat Creamery, The Pastry Chef, Ark-La-Tex 3D Technology, Photographix, Camellia Café, Three Sisters Gallery, Sherry’s Diner, Ambit Supply Co., Sarah Joy Lewis Fine Art, and the Green House Food Truck.


The products range from trendy furniture, homemade jewelry, goat cheese, specialty cakes,3-dimensional items, commercial photography, coffee and beignets, artwork, soul food, trendy clothing, portraits, to healthy hamburgers.


Most of the venues will be open Monday through Friday during the day. Camellia Café will be open in the morning hours for breakfast. Sherry’s Diner will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. All of the locales will be open for the downtown Hidden History Tour on Saturday, May 17.


More than 30 entrepreneurs applied to be a part of the project. The next pop-up project is set for September. Applications are being accepted now.


Here’s a link to more information: http://downtownshreveport.com/press-releases/first-ever-pop-up-businesses-announced/


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