Crumbl announces opening day and the Farmers Market is coming back: Business in the 318

This week has been a busy week on several fronts. The world of business is no exception. From new businesses announcing their grand opening to local non-profits opening new facility that will be able to serve more of the area. Business in 318 has all the news you need to know.

Crumbl is opening in Bossier. What does the owner have to say?

Crumbl Cookies, known for its gourmet milk chocolate chip and other signature flavors is expanding its footprint to five bakery shops in the Jacksonville area.
Crumbl Cookies, known for its gourmet milk chocolate chip and other signature flavors is expanding its footprint to five bakery shops in the Jacksonville area.

Crumbl Cookies will be opening its doors in Bossier City on Friday, May 13.

"It has been almost a year since we started this venture. So, for us to have a grand opening day is a big deal," Brad King, Owner/Operator of Crumbl said. "We are excited for the community, both Shreveport and Bossier. Obviously, Bossier being the first one to open and shortly after that the Shreveport."

Crumbl will be opening a second location in Shreveport. To learn more, click here.

Shreveport welcomes the first pop-up luxury picnic service

Photos from Boards & Blankets specializing
in custom charcuterie boards and pop-up picnics.
Photos from Boards & Blankets specializing in custom charcuterie boards and pop-up picnics.

In 2021, Meredith Meyers a teacher at North Caddo Elementary embarked on a journey to launch the first luxury picnic event business.

Boards and Blankets is a luxury pop-up picnic service that can turn any lunch party into an event with its signature lace tepee and pops of pink. It's the first of its kind in the area and can be found in Betty Virginia Park or in your own backyard.

What started as an idea to for cute brunch options has grown.

The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana has a new facility

A look at the new Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana facility
A look at the new Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana facility

On Thursday the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana celebrated 25 years of service to the area with a ribbon cutting of the new facility located on Mount Zion Road.

The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana was established in 1997, when a group of individuals from churches and organizations joined forces to create a food bank that would serve all of northwest Louisiana.

For 25 years the mission of the food bank is to work together to solve hunger.

To see inside the new facility, click here.

The Shreveport Farmer's Market is returning in June

The Shreveport Farmers' Market will open for its 36th summer season on Saturday, June 4 from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. downtown at Festival Plaza.

The market features 75 vendors offering a variety of homegrown and homemade items like fruits, vegetables, herbs, plants, meats and many other goods in addition to local art, jewelry, crafts and more.

Several breakfast and lunch options will also be available for purchase to eat while you shop.

LSU Health recognized 14 researchers at the annual research celebration

LSU Health Shreveport hosted its 4th Annual Research Celebration
LSU Health Shreveport hosted its 4th Annual Research Celebration

LSU Health Shreveport hosted its fourth annual research celebration Thursday evening.

This celebration honored researchers and community supporters for all their efforts in creating innovative ways to serve not only the community but the world through research.

14 researchers were recognized in five different award categories this year.

Click here, to see who was recognized in this celebration.

Be on the lookout for Thursday and Sunday for Life in the 318 and The 318 to catch up on all the best stories you might have missed.

Makenzie Boucher is a reporter with the Shreveport Times. Contact her at mboucher@gannett.com.

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