The first local business recognized via the Chambers Facebook page last Sunday was Pea Patch Gallery and Cafe.
𝗣𝗘𝗔 𝗣𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗛 𝗚𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗘𝗥𝗬 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗖𝗔𝗙𝗘
Meet Gail Shelton, owner of the Pea Patch Gallery and Cafe
We asked Gail S. to give us some interesting background information and history about her business, The Pea Patch Gallery and Cafe.
Gail Shelton said we bought the building in 1991 from Breard Carpenter (Winn Department Store). It took a year to remodel. We opened in August 1992. The building was built in 1908, and was Heard’s Hardware. We decided on the name because it was the name of the farm here of Earl K. Long. Since he was the more popular governor with locals, and came to Winnfield often. We started with only Art and antiques and added the cafe 3 years later. The business grew and changed over the years…adding vendors and all kinds of merchandise, along with custom framing. We are in our 30th year, and will start our 31st in August. We are open from 10-5 Tuesday through Friday, and 10-3 on Saturdays. Lunch is served from 11-2 Tues – Fri. Some tidbits: Heard’s Hardware sold coffins and wagons upstairs… which is as big as the downstairs. PBS Lumber cut all the lumber for us that lines the walls..nit is tongue and grooved, and started in the front corner of the building all the way around. The beaded board ceiling is original. The floor of the gallery is wood from a wall that was upstairs. Many of my employees say the building is haunted… they have heard weird noises, and seen weird things. The pickup truck that is our pay counter in the cafe was my brother’s. He brought it from San Antonio and we had to take it all apart to move it into the building… it was 2 inches too wide. It is a 1959 Ford.. the era Earl Long would have owned. We host all kinds of events: showers and parties, art classes, piano recitals, meetings, book signings, etc. We have participated in Christmas Open House every year and now the Sip and Shop promotions. We want to thank all of our loyal customers over the years… our chicken salad fans! and all the rest. We have seen babies grow up, employees get married, and lots of changes in our community. We are proud to be a part of the downtown and hope to continue to serve the people who visit our shop.
🎉 𝐀 𝐁𝐈𝐆 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐋𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐓𝐎 𝐆𝐀𝐈𝐋 𝐒𝐇𝐄𝐋𝐓𝐎𝐍 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐏𝐄𝐀 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐂𝐇 𝐆𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐑𝐘 & 𝐂𝐀𝐅𝐄 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐑𝐄𝐂EI𝐕𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐁𝐔𝐒𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐒𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐖𝐄𝐄𝐊!! 🎉
If you want to visit or know more about The Pea Patch Gallery and Cafe, here is how you can!
📍 Address: 109 S Abel St. Winnfield, La 71483
💻 Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/abelstreetwinnfieldla/
☎️ Telephone: 318-628-3560
10-5 Tuesday – Friday
10-3 on Saturdays
Lunch is served 11-2 Tuesday – Friday
The second and most recent business recognized as the business of the week is The Social Coffee House.
𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐎𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐂𝐎𝐅𝐅𝐄𝐄 𝐇𝐎𝐔𝐒𝐄
The Social Coffee House is located downtown Main Street offering coffee, coffee beans, refreshers, dirty sodas, hot teas, smoothies, gift cards, syrups, cups, mixers, and a brand new item coming soon for the sip n’ shop this Friday. Owners Frederick and Melody Bonnette opened their business doors in 2021.
🎉 𝐀 𝐁𝐈𝐆 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐋𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐓𝐎 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐎𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐂𝐎𝐅𝐅𝐄𝐄 𝐇𝐎𝐔𝐒𝐄 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐑𝐄𝐂EI𝐕𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐁𝐔𝐒𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐒𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐖𝐄𝐄𝐊!! 🎉
If you want to try out one of their good tasting beverages, here is more information on how to find and contact them:
📍Address: 109 S Abel St. Winnfield, La 71483
💻 Facebook page: The Social Coffeehouse
☎️ Telephone: 318-209-5077
💼 If you would like to become a member of the Winn Parish Chamber of Commerce or know of a local business that would, please contact the chamber! 📨
• Website: http://winnparishchamber.com/
• Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/winnchamber/