Hammond Farmers Market Supports Local Businesses

The Hammond Farmers Market was in full swing February 11. The outside market located on W. Thomas Street was full of local business vendors selling their handmade and homegrown products. Handmade body care products are common in the market place. Vendor, Todd Ekinia, owner of “Oval E Soaps”, sold homemade Artisan soaps. Ekinia said, “The soaps
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Cupcake shop sweetens local shopping district

[Hammond] – It has been just over a year since the locally owned Cupcake Concept began catering to Hammond’s sweet tooth. The sweets shop nearly exclusively sells cupcakes, but also caters birthday parties, weddings and business events. Located in the downtown Hammond Historic District, Cupcake Concept reflects the rising popularity of shops specializing in dessert.
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New downtown parking lot is a “Band-Aid”

[Hammond, La.]- The Downtown Development District has come to an agreement with Hancock Bank to create a new parking lot for downtown Hammond, but the DDD council members still have concerns about parking in downtown.   Since the contract with AT&T for the parking lot across from PJ’s Coffee shop at the corner of West Thomas Street and
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