Olde Town Slidell, LA has had its battles in returning back to its pre-Katrina state, but slowly it is not only coming back but coming back better than before with neat cafe's and art galleries mixed in with antique and craft stores. And of course there is the night scene too. But one light blue building with its large picture window remained empty, with memories of Katrina painted on the exterior showing the level of the serge from Lake Pontchartrain and the destruction of all the equipment that the building contained.
Lots of great memories were made in that building, celebrations of
birthdays from children to grands, little league and much more. I would
imagine that there is not a local in Slidell that doesn't have a fond
memory of a time spent there. But it is time to celebrate again with
another rebirth. The much loved
Olde Town Soda Shop has once again come alive after being wiped out by
Hurricane Katrina in Aug. of 2005.
As of the beginning of August the place is alive with customers enjoying
the sweet delights of Frank Jackson. This time around, Jackson has
teamed up with Morris Hawkins and ACER (Addictions Counseling and
Educational Resources) and what a team this has created. Not only will
the town be sweetened with the delights of Jackson, but the shop will be
used as a job training site for clients that have been through the ACER
program, introducing them back into the work place and establishing
What a WIN - WIN for this town, these men and the positive approach to
assist individuals. I could not wait to get a scoop and to share this
scoop with all of you.
Come on down the weather is just right for a Soda Shop delight, make some memories!
B&B's are a better way to stay, so while visiting Southeastern Louisiana, stay at Woodridge Bed and Breakfast - play hard, sleep well!