Since the coronavirus pandemic told hold here in March, temporarily shuttering The Loft, along with all other beauty salons in town, stylists have received an inordinate number of requests from quarantined clients to help make their longest-held hair dreams come true.
With the pressure ratcheted up, the Festival staff and community responded with admirable speed. Their work is garnering some national attention and applause.
From official food vendors sprinkled around the Festival footprint to Downtown bars and restaurants, the people who make up the Festival food economy are figuring out ways to serve the community and keep the spirit alive.
Calling it his “safe shop policy,” Guillory said the guidance is needed to address the deluge of unemployment claims filed in recent weeks.
Populated with so many of Lafayette’s musicians, artists, cooks, bartenders and gig workers inexorably tied to the local cultural economy, routine life in Lafayette’s Freetown neighborhood is upended.
In better times, many servers and bartenders are forced to cut costs around healthcare, food, or rent. Setting aside money for savings is not often feasible.
Coronavirus has caused a major gap in the food economy that some local farmers and restaurateurs are hustling to fill.
While coronavirus wreaks havoc on the restaurant industry, Acadiana’s iconic plate lunch houses persevere as tight-knit family businesses with strong neighborhood ties.
One month after re-opening La Pizzeria, Randy Daniel suddenly found himself laying off 22 of the 23 hourly employees he had just hired.
Here’s one way to keep money in the local economy and stay safe: buy local cleaning products.
The president of the Lafayette NAACP chapter says racism is still reality. Pretending it doesn’t exist won’t fix it.
Historically people have tried to weaken the image of black men and women. Phebe Hayes wants to fix that.