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Antique Alley Open House

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
May 21st, 2014

Shoppers abounded at the annual Spring Open House, on West Monroe’s historic Antique Alley shopping district Sunday, May 4. Strolling along the broad sidewalks of Trenton Street, shoppers visited and enjoyed light refreshments provided by the shops, but most importantly, the shoppers hunted for that perfect treasure they’ve been looking for.

Ducking into Spice and Tea Exchange, patrons had a chance to sample the wares, from teas to gourmet salts, and more than a few used the visit as an opportunity to restock the spice racks of their kitchens. Just up the way at Traditions, visitors took in the sights of classic antique furniture and home fixtures while enjoying the soft sounds of jazz.

The Antique Alley Association hosts two open houses each year, one in the Spring and one in Fall. The shopping event has grown over the years into an almost festival atmosphere and draws thousands
of shoppers to downtown West Monroe, where they browse antique stores, boutiques and art galleries.