An interior design shop, goat cheese creamery, specialty cake bakery, diner and 3D printing shop are among the dozen businesses now open - and, yes, thriving - as part of the Downtown Development Authority's 'Pop UP project'.

The twelve area owned enterprises will be open in downtown's Red River District through May 23rd.

Restaurants include beignets and coffee shop Camellia Café, healthy alternative Green House Food Truck and Stoner Hill eatery Sherry's Diner. The three are using the commercial kitchen owned by Shreveport Cohab.

Other businesses currently open include: SPACE: Interiors, a home decor and design business; Wired & Sassy, one-of-a-kind metal and clay jewelry; Haute Goat Creamery, goat cheese and artisan blends; The Pastry Chef, specialty cakes; Ark-La-Tex 3D Technology, three dimensional customized items; Photographix, art gallery and photo studio; Three Sisters Gallery, Louisiana-inspired custom artwork and home decor; Ambit Supply Co., clothing line; and Sarah Joy Lewis Fine Art, portrait artistry using tinted acrylics.

For complete information about the Downtown Pop UP Project visit