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Friends of Downtown Lafayette,What a crazy time we find ourselves in. One minute you’re thrilled to have the entire 2020 mapped out for your non-profit organization—filled with bigger and better events and programming to bring people together Downtown—then...
Most people are familiar with the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Like it or not, these holiday shopping dates are here to stay, but many who participate do not realize the impact that their spending has—or doesn’t have—on our local economy. Enter Small Business Saturday.
Downtown Lafayette will become the perfect destination for lovers of Christmas this December. In an effort to spread seasonal joy throughout the Acadiana region, DLU has committed to creating a month-long series of family-friendly holiday events in Downtown Lafayette.
Kiwanis of Acadiana’s “Harmony Park” playground is now a reality. The new Downtown playground was installed at the Children’s Museum of Acadiana.
The Downtown Development Authority wants to create a “ripple effect” of improvement in Downtown through a series of targeted, incremental investments. DDA believes that this concept will yield many positive results for the district.
Software and IT consulting firm Perficient has announced plans to double the staff in their Downtown office by hiring 70 new employees.
Watch the full recording of the Lafayette Mayor-President Forum held by Downtown Lafayette on September 24th.
Watch the election forum for Lafayette city and parish District 5 candidates, held by Downtown Lafayette on September 4th, 2019.
10 months since the Lafayette City-Parish Council voted to sell the blighted site of the former federal courthouse to private developers, the project is now moving forward. Project developers have erected a construction fence around the property, indicating an end to the due diligence period and the beginning of the construction phase.
On the eve of the Downtown Rising concert, Anita Begnaud, CEO of the Downtown Development Authority, gives her take on the future of Downtown Lafayette.
An Insider’s Guide to Festival International Festival International de Louisiane is set to take over Downtown Lafayette this weekend, converting the city center into a world music mecca like no other. The streets will be packed with throngs of sandal clad weekend...