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Downtown Revitalization Comes to Louisiana

Like many cities before it, Shreveport's downtown is transforming through the renovation of historic buildings.
January 15, 2018, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Liz Swaine reports on the ongoing revitalization of downtown Shreveport, Louisiana.

The article provides background on the concept of downtown revitalization—a force at work in larger cities for years now, but perhaps more of a new idea in Shreveport. After that introduction, there is planet of investment to report.

The historic Goode-Cage Drug Company, a 30,000-square foot mess of a building at the corner of Travis and Spring Streets, has been sold and the new owners are planning a total historic rehab that will kick off in 2018. 2018 will also be the year that 509 Market, a historic skyscraper that has sat mostly vacant for 20-plus years, will come back to life with apartments and a small grocery. 2018 will see the completion of the new Ridgeway Square condos at 719 Marshall St.

More examples of potential renovations of historic buildings are included in the article.

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Published on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Shreveport Times
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