For close to 60 years Acadiana has been seeing the iconic horse that sat proudly above Cal's Western Store on Johnston Street. Sadly Cal's closed their doors for good last year. Today however, it's been announced that the horse is getting a new home for everyone to enjoy for years to come.
Can you imagine living in Acadiana without any of our incredible, locally owned boudin shops, boutiques, music stores, jewelers, restaurants, hobby shops or sporting goods stores? That's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the amazingly diverse local services and goods you can find here. This Saturday, it's time to say "Thank You" to these people who help make our community such a wonderful place to live. It's time to "Shop Small"!
If you haven't heard of Lafayette's Folklore Goods and Supply yet, it's high time you do. The company, started by three local artists, is producing some of the most unique and South Louisiana-centric clothing and goods you're not wearing...yet.
Man, I can't even count how many times I've shopped at Crystal Cottage in Lafayette for Mardi Gras, Halloween, school projects for the kids or just because. Well, it seems I'll still be able to do my shopping with Crystal Cottage, I'll just have to do it a little differently.