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DDA Shares Things To Come For Downtown Shreveport in 2014

The new year will bring lots of exciting changes to downtown Shreveport.  That's the word from Downtown Development Authority Director Liz Swaine, who tells KEEL News the UNSCENE! features in Shreveport Common will be back in 2014.

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Zombie Walk 2009, courtesy of Shreveport Zombie Walk Facebook page
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Shreveport Gets Its Own Zombie Apocalypse with a Downtown Stagger and Shamble

Shreveport-Bossier locals will be moaning "Braaaaaains!" this week when the Zombie Apocalypse takes over the Third Thursday Trolley Tour. Shreveport's Downtown Development Authority is teaming up with Artspace for a downtown stagger and shamble that will paint the town red on Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Third Thursday Trolley Tour Celebrates Downtown Living

Downtown living to be highlighted at this week's Third Thursday Trolley Tour.

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McNeill Street Pumping Station Waterworks Museum (courtesy of Downtown Shreveport website)
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Why Is Downtown Shreveport Cool?

...that's the question proposed by the Downtown Development Authority, which has released a list of the top nine reasons.  And YOU get to choose the number one thing!  Here are the top nine: 2) the Unwind Downtown Pub and Culture Crawl  3) the James Burton Foundation  4) the McNeill Street Pumping Station Waterworks Museum and its associated music festival  5)  painted advertisements on the sides of older buildings  6) Shreve Memorial Library  7) the recent Zombie Walk  through downtown  8) the Robinson Film Center  9) CoHabitat

DDA Executive Director Liz Swaine says the suggestions for that number one slot have already started pouring in

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Photo by: James & Vilija/Flickr (Performers like this one will soon grace the downtown Shreveport streets)
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Performers Can Hit the Streets Downtown – Starting Today!

It's now legal for singers, magicians, musicians and other performance artists to set up on the downtown Shreveport streets.  An ordinance authored by District B City Councilman Jeff Everson and recently approved by the council made it possible

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Metro PSC ‘Lunch On The Lawn’ This Weekend

Sunshine, blue skies and mild temps will mark the second of six Metro PCS Lunch on the Lawn concerts this Friday, October 21.  Live music by The Matthew Davidson Band will kick off at 11:45 am and go until 1 pm.

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Historic Tax Credits Renewed

Governor Bobby Jindal has signed into law two bills renewing commercial and residential historic rehabilitation tax credits.

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Parking Enforcement

Since 2000, the Downtown Development Authority has been responsible for parking meter enforcement in Shreveport's Central Business District. And Director Liz Swain says the amount of revenue collected is up.

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