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SHREVEPORT, La. - Downtown Shreveport has seen a number of businesses close, but a new wave of owners are opening up shop.

At the intersection of Marshall and Texas streets, there are three new faces including the The Missing Link, an American contemporary style restaurant; Green House Nutrition, a new café that opened its doors just last week; and Retro Downtown Café, which will soon open its doors.

Retro Downtown Cafe is owned by the same team that owns Retro 521 Cafe in Bossier City’s East Bank District. Krisi Taft and her business partner Candie Winchester say they saw the opportunity to get in on the expansion of new businesses in downtown and they took it.

"I really never dreamed I would be in Shreveport,” Taft said. “We have been welcomed with open arms and we are really truly excited about this."


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