Back in the Day, These Now-Defunct SBC Businesses Were on Top
It wasn't that long ago that these places were in town and on top. Once upon a time, these businesses ruled the SBC.
Shreveport has changed quite a bit over the years. Today, I wanted to list a few places that used to be a big deal here in town, but ultimately could not stand the test of time.
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Hamel's Amusement Park
Crawford Womack Sporting Goods
Up until 1973, if you needed sporting goods in Shreveport, you went to Crawford Womack. Crawford Womack eventually sold to Sports World, which is still a very successfully locally owned business to this day.
Selber Brothers Department Store
Believe it or not, for over 80 years, downtown Shreveport was home to the three-story Selber Brothers Department Store. Could you imagine shopping in a three story department store today in downtown, how amazing would that be? Selber Brothers opened in 1907 and remained in business until the mid 1980's.
In January of 1961, Sansone's restaurant opened and the city gained one of their nicest restaurants. I've heard stories after stories after stories about this place. It's a shame they closed their doors in the late 70's.