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The senator who saved East Bank


It looks like things will work out for Bossier City’s East Bank District after all, thanks to a little pressure by a state senator against an agency undergoing some public relations problems.

The city had sunk millions of dollars into a revitalization of its Barksdale Boulevard corridor, commencing from the foot of Traffic Street near the Red River. With a new plaza for festivals, old standby L’italiano restaurant, and newcomer Flying Heart Brewing and Pub stationed in the area, plans were to allow open container carry for three blocks that would include the plaza during special events.

But existing regulations from the


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