Early bar closings and more in Shreveport business news

Cecilia Nysing

Hello, Shreveport. In the news this week, take a look at the historic Shreveport Regional Airport, which is celebrating 70 years, and learn more about the 2nd Bomb Wing commander. For more business in the Shreveport-Bossier area, check out Business in the 318. 

Celebrate 70 years of aviation history in Shreveport

Shreveport Regional Airport is celebrating it's 70th anniversary.

The Shreveport Regional Airport will celebrate its 70th anniversary July 7. 

For 51 years, this building has been home to the airport and was known all over as the future of airports with its H-shape design. But prior to its creation, the airport was located in the TAC Air building for 19 years.

“There’s a rich aviation history here, and we hope that continues,” said Mark Crawford, Shreveport Regional Airport marketing and public relations manager. 

To learn more about this historic Shreveport hub, click here

Check out the new $15 million warehouse

The Port of Caddo-Bossier hosted a ribbon-cutting on a new spacious warehouse June 30, 2022.

On Thursday morning, the Port of Caddo-Bossier, along with the Red River Waterway Commission and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development joined to welcome the public to a new $15 million warehouse located at the Port. 

The 10,000-square-foot warehouse began construction in October 2019 and was finished in February 2022.

The warehouse houses Ternium US and Odyssey Logistics and has helped add five new employees to Odyssey.

Get to know Col. Scott P. Weyermuller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander

Col. Scott Weyermuller is commander of the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base.

Col. Scott P. Weyermuller, the 2nd Bomb Wing commander for Barksdale Air Force Base, spoke with the Shreveport Times about his journey to his current post.

To learn more about Weyermuller, click here

Shreveport bars and clubs could be forced to close earlier

The Shreveport City Council is scheduled to decide July 12 whether to change closing hours for bars outside downtown from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m.

In two weeks, bars, clubs and other spaces for on-premises drinking may find themselves losing two hours of operation time if they are not located downtown.

Shreveport council member Jerry Bowman Jr. has introduced an ordinance that would change closing hours for those establishments from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m.

The council will vote on the ordinance July 12. 

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.


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