photo by John Lee, KEEL News

Over the past week, a dozen Pop UP businesses have been setting up shop in the Red River District in downtown Shreveport.  

Now they're ready to strut their stuff for you at a big preview party this evening before they officially open for a two-week run Monday morning. Downtown Development Authority Director Liz Swaine says there are restaurants and retail shops and they'll all be open for business from 5 until 7 this evening.  There will also be a party atmosphere throughout the Red River District.

After tonight's soft opening, the businesses will all regroup and get ready for their official grand opening Monday morning.  They'll be open through May 23rd.