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I don't want to say that the David Motel in Bossier City, LA isn't nice anymore, but it certainly isn't 'new.' But is it still for 'nicer' people?

Do you remember the old David Motel for 'nicer' people on East Texas in Bossier City, LA?

My family moved to the Shreveport-Bossier City area in 1980 when we were transferred to Barksdale Air Force Base. Boy, was that a change from living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan! Before we ever crossed the Louisiana state line, my dad was already talking about the shenanigans that went down on the Bossier Strip. Heck, our area was famous at the time for a nightclub called Cowboys that's notorious to this day for being known nationally as the 'herpes capital of the world.

The Texas Strip in Bossier was well known for its miles of neon-lit clubs and seedy hotels, including the David Motel and the nearby Beacon. The David Motel is famous for the sign out front saying, 'for nicer people.' Eventually, they dropped the 'r' and became lodging for 'nice' people. Too bad it's in a questionable area and has become somewhat of a local joke.

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However, the motel wasn't always a joke and I found this on Reddit thanks to u/chrisplyon.

Posts from the shreveport
community on Reddit

Of course, the comments came in fast and furious and these are a few of my favorites.

Comment byu/chrisplyon from discussion inshreveport

byu/chrisplyon from discussion

Comment byu/chrisplyon from discussion inshreveport

byu/chrisplyon from discussion

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Do you have any memories of the old David Motel? Any current intel? I'd love to hear from you. Shoot me a message using our free app or email me at

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