Controversy remains over future liquor store in Highland

The liquor store would be located at the corner of Kings Highway and Gilbert Avenue

Residents continue their fight to keep liquor store out of their neighborhood

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — People living in Shreveport’s Highland and South Highlands neighborhoods are expressing their disdain over the opening of a liquor store on Kings Highway.

The Shreveport City Council voted 6-1 in favor of the giving the store a liquor license. This is the final part needed for the business to open.

The future store is going to be located at Kings Highway at Gilbert Drive in what once was a Circle K.

Several people living behind the store are upset with City Council’s decision.

“I am totally against this,” said resident Sidney Smith. “We could of had a bakery, restaurant or any other business instead.”

Smith is part of the Highland Restoration Committee and spoke about the organization being against the store.

Along with Byrd High School, and a petition, residents are voicing their opinion on the store.

Several people who did not want to be interviewed did speak on supporting the business and that they are glad the vacant building will be used.

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