a new restaurant opens in South Shreveport

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Hello Shreveport and welcome to Business in the 318. It’s been a week of business for the Shreveport-Bossier area, from the basic comic book store offering free comics in Shreveport receiving national recognition. If you missed something, don’t worry.

Shreveport Basic Comics Store gave away free comics

Excalibur opened in the late 80s as the home of comic books, graphic novels, sports cards, t-shirts, Funko Pop Vinyls, Doctor Who and more.

To date, it is one of the only comic book stores in the Shreveport-Bossier area.

On Saturday, Excalibur handed out free comics for Free Comic Book Day.

For more on the comics and Excalibur, Click here.

Meet the Woman Who Now Runs a Shreveport Historical Museum

LSUS Alumnus Claudia Finley Named Director of Operations at LSUS Foundation Spring Street Museum

LSUS alumnus Claudia Finley has been named director of operations at the Spring Street Museum.

Finley graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history with a concentration in political science in 2021.

Finley will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the museum and will work with the university to develop exhibits.

Louisiana Hospital Achieves Full Stroke Center Certification

Ochsner LSU Health

A Shreveport hospital has received certification that recognizes facilities that treat the most complex stroke cases, recognizing advanced treatment techniques and highly standardized, reliable care.

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport-Academic Medical Center announced that it has received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark for Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification.

To learn more about the rigorous criteria, Click here.

McAlister’s has opened its second store on Mansfield Road in Shreveport

A McAlister's Deli similar to this is open Monday.

McAlister’s Deli on Mansfield Road will open on Monday. The restaurant offered free tea for a year to the first 100 guests on opening day.

McAlister’s was founded in 1989, as a fast casual restaurant chain known for its hospitality, sandwiches, potatoes, soups, salads, desserts and McAlister’s famous sweet tea.

This restaurant will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, it will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Be on the lookout Thursday and Sunday for Life in the 318 and The 318 to catch up on all the best stories you might have missed.

Makenzie Boucher is a reporter for the Shreveport Times. Contact her at [email protected]

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