The highly anticipated New Orleans East hospital is complete and ready to serve the people of New Orleans East, Gentilly and the Lower 9th Ward. For nine years since Hurricane Katrina, there's been amore>>
The highly anticipated New Orleans East hospital is complete and ready to serve the people of New Orleans East, Gentilly and the Lower 9th Ward.more>>
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, was among the first congressional candidates to sign up formore>>
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, was among the first congressional candidates to sign up for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election.more>>
Police say that a man was shot multiple times following an argument over a cell phone charger. Police have now named a suspect in the shooting. New Orleans police are searching for Milton Newman, 32,more>>
Police say that a man was shot multiple times following an argument over a cell phone charger. Police have now named a suspect in the shooting. more>>
The Saints get a harsh reminder of what it's like to practice in Louisiana heat. The team was out on the practice field in Metairie on Tuesday. Along with the heat comes the return of a player who hadmore>>
The Saints get a harsh reminder of what it's like to practice in Louisiana heat. The team was out on the practice field in Metairie on Tuesday.more>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andmore>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.more>>
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today. Mug shot, then ice cream Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is trending. Perry, facing charges of coercion and abuse of power,more>>
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today.
After several rainy and stormy periods over the weekend, we are going to see more breaks for additional sunshine and a daily rain chance all this week. We are currently on the dry-side of an upper disturbance,more>>
Records are in the upper 90s and even triple digits at both the Airport and Audubon. Records will be at risk, but that would be at the extreme. I think they are safe.more>>
More New Orleans residents meet Tuesday night to discuss the priorities for city leaders this upcoming year. Mayor Mitch Landrieu is hosting several community meetings ahead of the city's budget processmore>>
From street repairs to crime concerns, New Orleans residents get the chance to sound off. Mayor Mitch Landrieu will hold a meeting in Lakeview to discuss the priorities for city leaders this upcoming year.more>>
WESTLAKE, La. - Most people would like to get rid of a lot of the old stuff they have stored in their homes, but one family in Westlake, La., is turning those things into an old-time country store. And whether you're shopping for antiques or just interested browsing a bit and stepping back in time, FOX 8's Dave Mcnamara explores Lloyd's Country Store' in tonight's Heart of Louisiana.
It's an odd collection of stuff.
"See how we use it just to stack stuff on?" said store owner Allen Seal. "He used to run an old service station, and that's what he used to change tires."
It's the kind of stuff that most people try to clear out of their garages and attics. But Allen takes it all in. He's never met a piece of junk he didn't like. There are saddles and bicycles, the skis are next to the washing machine, tools and toys, beds and a phone booth. There is stuff cleared out of a shed, and even the shed itself.
"We're going to make an ice cream parlor, snow cone stand out of it," Allen said.
It has all found a home around Allen's real estate office in Westlake.
"Especially being in the real estate business, coming across - you know - things that people have saved over years, and then they sell their house and something in there just ready to liquidate and get rid of things," Allen said.
After filling a warehouse with the old stuff, Allen and his wife, Pamela, created Lloyd's Country Store - a showcase for their oddball collection.
"Thank goodness - I'm glad we have Lloyd's Country Store, because when you come to our house, it's all neat and clean," Pamela said. "We don't have all of the stuff cluttered up in the garage. It's all here."
Lloyd's is named after Allen's father, who was also a collector.
"So as a collector, his memory lives on through the store," Pamela said.
Allen also likes old cars, and he's been able to create what looks like an old-time gas station in front of his country store.
"We got the gas pumps from a gentlemen in Moss Bluff," Allan said. "We took ‘em to our house and restored 'em."
Remember when gas was 29 cents a gallon?
"Then the old ‘56 Chevrolet - was an old preacher in Lake Charles had that," Allan said.
The property is surrounded by old vehicles. And when you step inside the store, you step back in time. From the furniture to the old radios, and a jukebox with hits from the 60s and 70s, collections of spoons and 45 rpm records – they're the kinds of things you might remember from your grandparents' house.
"People that come by and you see the look on their face when they come in, and see all of the memories, you know," Allan said.
"It's a fun way to be able to showcase days gone by," Pamela said.
Or you can just try out the porch swing and sip on a soda, and reminisce about all of the old stuff you see.
Lloyd's Country Store is open on the first and third Fridays and Saturdays of the month. You can also call for an appointment. For more information, see the Facebook page here.
Sign up for emails from FOX 8 Live
Get news and forecasts from FOX 8 delivered to your inbox by signing up for the lists below.
It's one of the most iconic arenas in all of sport and a distinguishing feature in the New Orleans skyline. The stadium began as the brainchild of David Dixon, a businessman and sports executive who playedmore>>
It's one of the most iconic stadiums in all of sport and a distinguishing feature in the New Orleans skyline. more>>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotmore>>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."