Downtown News & Media

Downtown Lafayette is full of stories. We’re a community in a constant state of change, driven by people who care deeply about the success of Lafayette.

Keep up with what’s happening Downtown.

Our blog and newsletters will keep you up-to-date on developing news and coming events in Downtown Lafayette. Stay in touch, stay informed, and watch Downtown grow as a thriving community.

News Feed

Six ways to support Downtown restaurants

Six ways to support Downtown restaurants

About 40 restaurants operate in the Downtown district, and the majority of them have temporarily closed in the past three weeks. These businesses are a huge part of the culture and economy of our district, owned and operated by local residents with family ties here in Acadiana. They are small businesses, and many of them cannot continue to operate without a steady flow of revenue.

read more
2019 Year-in-review: Creating momentum for a new decade of growth in Downtown

2019 Year-in-review: Creating momentum for a new decade of growth in Downtown

2019 was a transformative year for Downtown Lafayette, one that will mark the beginning of a new decade of momentum for the heart of Acadiana. Our organization has undergone exciting changes, beginning with the appointment of Anita Begnaud as the CEO of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (DLU) in October of 2018. Anita hit the ground running by reinvigorating DLU’s membership and programming efforts, hiring Maureen Dugas Foster as the first ever Director of DLU, and acting as the spokesperson for a list of catalytic projects in Downtown—from the renovation of the Old Federal Courthouse and the construction of Vermilion Lofts and Buchanan Heights, to efforts to address Downtown’s pressing infrastructure issues.

read more
Left Menu Icon
Right Menu Icon