Since Hayley has been working at her new job, she has had the opportunity to discover some great places to shop or dine that maybe locals might not know about. I thought it would be cool to showcase some of these places once a month in a “Hidden Gem” series here at the LL.
So, this month we are showcasing three places...C&C Electric, 318 Art & Garden, and Moor.
First stop, Moor.Located in the back of Broadmoor Baptist Church off of Youree Drive in Shreveport, Moor Coffee Co houses a unique coffee shop with a very large, children’s indoor play area. The play area, charging stations and free wi-fi are all free to patrons.
In the back of the play area is a party room. The party room can be rented out for about $150 for 90 minutes. Outside food and drink can be brought in to the rented room. And, for about $100 more, you can use their large jumpee!
They are open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., except for Sundays, 1-7 p.m.
This place perfect for those hot, summer days, and you need to tire the kids out!!And, not to mention, the coffee is delicious!!!
Next stop, 318 Art & Garden….
Located on Southfield Road behind Maxwell’s in Shreveport, 318 Art & Garden houses uniques gifts made only from Louisiana artisans. You can purchase indoor plants, including make-your-own air plant terrariums. You can also find art exclusive to the artists and 318 Art & Garden, making it a unique, one-stop shopping location.
Monthly, they have special events, including classes for painting, writing, and terrarium-making. All of these include wine and nibbles. To be included in these events, you can join their email list here.
So if you are looking for that special gift found nowhere else in town, try 318 Art & Garden.
Last stop, C&C Electric…….
Located on Line Avenue between King’s Highway and Olive Street in Shreveport, C&C Electric is chock-full of art, gifts, antiques and unique lighting. Beware: plan to spend at least an hour here. There is so much to see.
As you can see here, the antiques and lighting are amazing.A local coffee roaster brews coffee here, so you can drink a cup of Joe while you shop. Every other Thursday, they showcase a local pastry chef and pair their confections with the distinctive coffees. (The time we were there, Holy Angels had their cookies and tea towels on display.)For art, the owner, Lauren Ross, houses her studio and famous works of art. She teaches art classes twice a week to children in her studio, too.Each month, they also showcase a local artist. Of course, they have gifts for just anybody.To the side of the building, Derek and Lauren house a “Creative Co-op” where artists rent there creative spaces to work and display their wares. Guests can actually see and interact with the artists as they work.
Here you see Paige Powell’s space where she is hard at work creating graphic design and mixed media art.Above you see Meghan Awalt’s talented floral and wedding designs.
There is so much to see at C&C Electric. For an added bonus, if you need a lamp or light fixture repaired, they can do that, too!!!!
So please check out these “hidden gems” when you can!