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Empire of The Seed, LLC

Empire of The Seed, LLC Empire of the Seed is a company that believes in preserving and regenerating the best of the past an Empire of the Seed is an umbrella organization that includes preservation of older buildings for adaptive reuse, such as the Lake Charles Calcasieu Marine National Bank (originally opened in 1928) and the nearby Cash & Carry building (circa 1936).

These two buildings act as the host for creative individuals, functions and projects for the preservation and creation of cultural events and recurring businesses, such as a farmer’s market, production and sale of new products, food catering enterprises, and public service development for Lake Charles’ downtown and lakefront. The Calcasieu Marine National Bank and the Phoenix Building, our newest

These two buildings act as the host for creative individuals, functions and projects for the preservation and creation of cultural events and recurring businesses, such as a farmer’s market, production and sale of new products, food catering enterprises, and public service development for Lake Charles’ downtown and lakefront. The Calcasieu Marine National Bank and the Phoenix Building, our newest

Operating as usual

We are looking to sell some of our wooden chivari chairs (pictured below) . As of now, we have 56 left. Asking $20/chair...
02/02/2022

We are looking to sell some of our wooden chivari chairs (pictured below) . As of now, we have 56 left. Asking $20/chair. Willing to negotiate a discount if you buy in bulk!!

Happy two year anniversary to this gorgeous couple !! Cheers to many more πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚Skylar Dever Fontenot
05/17/2021

Happy two year anniversary to this gorgeous couple !! Cheers to many more πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚Skylar Dever Fontenot

We love a good recap video !!!! 😍😍 congrats to the Browns !!!!!
04/08/2021
Perfect As You // Jillian + Collin

We love a good recap video !!!! 😍😍 congrats to the Browns !!!!!

This is "Perfect As You // Jillian + Collin" by J. Alexander Weddings on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Upgrade alert !!!πŸš¨πŸ’‘πŸš¨πŸ’‘Four federally declared disaster zones in the last 12 months. FOUR. Not to mention a global pandemi...
02/22/2021

Upgrade alert !!!πŸš¨πŸ’‘πŸš¨πŸ’‘

Four federally declared disaster zones in the last 12 months. FOUR. Not to mention a global pandemic. What a time to be in SWLA. We recently hung these chandeliers at the Cash & Carry building and it occurred to me that these grand pieces mean so much more to me than an aesthetic update. For me, they represent a new chapter, a chance to rebuild, hope for the future, and a display of resilience that our community possesses . It’s like our own little way of saying, we were down - but not out. Now watch us build back -- better than ever. Onward and upward SWLA!

We unboxed some very pretty things this morningfrom our friends at Thomas Guy Interiors! Hmmm what could it be ?? UPGRAD...
02/12/2021

We unboxed some very pretty things this morning
from our friends at Thomas Guy Interiors! Hmmm what could it be ?? UPGRADE alert!!!! πŸ€—πŸ€—

Our downtown neighbor ! #supportlocal
12/12/2020

Our downtown neighbor ! #supportlocal

All throughout the month of December, buy 5 juices and get the 6 one FREE! AND, on Thursday’s, we’ll have buy 1 smoothie, get the second one 1/2 off! Treat yo’self this month! You deserve it!
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#ppj #purepressjuicery #organic #coldpressedjuice #smallbusiness #x1mini #goodnature #juicecon #acaibowl #pitayabowl #pitaya #acai #smoothie #coldbrewcoffee #locallymade #vegan #yoga #healthyeats #plantbased #rawvegan #cleaneating #rawfood #superfoods #visitlakecharles #lakecharles #eatlocal #bestcoldpressed #juicemakersassociation #GetDownTownLC

11/03/2020
Cash & Carry Farmers' Market

Cash & Carry Farmers' Market

JUST 1 MORE WEEK UNTIL WERE BACK NOVEMBER 10th!!!

801 Enterprise Blvd & Broad St.
3:30 pm senior shop
4:00 - 6:00 pm general shop

Help us get the word out and share this post! 🧑πŸ”₯🧑πŸ”₯

Come join us for some community time! Its been a while but lets get back to the basics!

Thank you vendors for being so dedicated to our city!! We love you!

Nov 10th vendors:
Hillcrest Creamery
Rubins Veggies
Paws Up
Carolyns Jams and Jellies
Father’s Espresso
Piacere Pizza
Nancys Kitchen
Santa Rita Honey
Garcias Tamales
The Healing Begins
Helen Street Bakery
Bayou Beef
M&m farms
Dianas Cakes
Plante de leu microgreens
Southern Vitality
Soul Sisters
Gracious Blessings Rosaries

I’ll update the list as I get updated!

If your wanting to be a vendor please inbox me!

Big thanks to Empire of The Seed, LLC and David Richard along with Mr Rick and Mrs Donna. We’re grateful to have such a beautiful building to share our passions and wonderful supporters that make it possible to serve our city!
#lakecharlesstrong
#supportdowntown
#northlakecharles
#restorerebuildhandinhand
#gratefulthankfulblessed
#weloveourcommunity
#lakecharlesfarmersmarket
#cashandcarryfarmersmarket

09/09/2020
Empire of The Seed, LLC

Empire of The Seed, LLC

If you have venue questions, please contact me at [email protected] !! I am working from home for the time being, but am happy to help!!

EOS loves Lake Charles!

Ashley

09/09/2020

If you have venue questions, please contact me at [email protected] !! I am working from home for the time being, but am happy to help!!

EOS loves Lake Charles!

Ashley

Sara Lasher Weddings & Events
08/06/2020

Sara Lasher Weddings & Events

A reminder that a select group of your favorite vendors are offering a STREAMING wedding option that is both budget friendly and covid minded. Booking now for August through October 2020.

Email me for details at [email protected].

β˜‘οΈ @saralasherweddings
πŸ›οΈ @empireoftheseed
πŸ“Ή @photoboothguylc
🎹 @jairus_daigle_music | @colamusic337
🍽️ #occasions
🌿 @paradise_florist_swla
πŸ“· @chrisbrennanphotos | @lanatylerphotography
πŸ’Œ @shopaurea
🍰 #proniasdeliandbakery
πŸŽ₯ #bradycannonfilms
πŸš— @platinumlimo
🍾 #teamspirits
🍴 @old.newborrowedbluerental
πŸ•―οΈ @deepsouthproduction

#supportleauxcal #journeydowntheaisle #2020weddings #seatedweddings #intimateweddings #turnkeyweddings #covidbrides #covidweddings #socialdistancing #handsanitizereverywhere

Our team at Empire of The Seed, LLC has teamed up with a lot of top notch vendors to create a streaming wedding package ...
07/30/2020

Our team at Empire of The Seed, LLC has teamed up with a lot of top notch vendors to create a streaming wedding package that is both budget friendly and covid minded. Booking now for August - October 2020!! We are here to help you have a BEAUTIFUL and SAFE wedding!

Tag someone who is ready to get married already!

β˜‘οΈ @saralasherweddings
πŸ›οΈ @empireoftheseed
πŸ“Ή @photoboothguylc
🎹 @jairus_daigle_music | @colamusic337
🍽️ #occasions
🌿 @paradise_florist_swla
πŸ“· @chrisbrennanphotos | @lanatylerphotography
πŸ’Œ @shopaurea
🍰 #proniasdeliandbakery
πŸŽ₯ #bradycannonfilms
πŸš— @platinumlimo
🍾 #teamspirits
🍴 @old.newborrowedbluerental
πŸ•―οΈ @deepsouthproduction

The office looks a bit different this week, but I am set up and ready to answer any questions for existing clients or pr...
03/23/2020

The office looks a bit different this week, but I am set up and ready to answer any questions for existing clients or prospective clients. Just email me at [email protected] , I am happy to help. Stay safe everyone! We will get through this !!

Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank
03/02/2020

Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank

This past weekend our Texas friends from La Belle Fleur Wedding Designs & Events wow'd us once again! Beautiful work! Huge congrats to the McHales! πŸ₯‚

Empire of the Seed is pleased to announce the promotion of Ashley Gatte, MBA, to President of its Historic Events Divisi...
02/03/2020

Empire of the Seed is pleased to announce the promotion of Ashley Gatte, MBA, to President of its Historic Events Division.
Since 2016, Ashley has served as the event leasing agent and business development specialist for Empire of the Seed’s properties. In addition to helping plan and coordinate events at Empire of the Seed properties and act as a customer service representative to the community, she will also lead business expansion, facilitate community engagement and manage business financials and day-to-day operations.
Previously, she worked at CITGO Petroleum in the Human Resources Department and was manager of The Running Store Lake Charles.
In addition to her 14 year professional career, Ashley holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in management from McNeese State University. She is also a recent graduate of The Southwest Louisiana Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Institute.

Photo Chris Brennan

01/16/2020
Empire of The Seed, LLC

Empire of The Seed, LLC

"The Working Man" ... dedicated to the men and women who built, operate, and maintain Southwest Louisiana's petrochemical industry. This statue represents such a great part of our region. He is no man, yet he is EVERY man and woman who worked to build the petrochemical industry here in SWLA. Huge thanks to Rick Richard and Donna Guzman Richard for their vision for this piece, as well as their desire to honor the industry men and women of this area. Thank you to Janie Stine LaCroix for your beautiful design and work on this piece, as well as Tim Flavin Construction for the installation of the statue. Finally, huge thanks to the industry men and women who do so much for this community. Their work in the industry, as well as their countless number of volunteer hours are part of what makes SWLA so special!! If you find yourself downtown this weekend, take some time to stop by the statue (located directly across from the Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank )

Video work done by the VERY talented Harp Films !! Thank you so much for capturing the installation of this beautiful piece of art.

01/16/2020
EOS Working man statue

"The Working Man" ... dedicated to the men and women who built, operate, and maintain Southwest Louisiana's petrochemical industry. This statue represents such a great part of our region. He is no man, yet he is EVERY man and woman who worked to build the petrochemical industry here in SWLA. Huge thanks to Rick Richard and Donna Guzman Richard for their vision for this piece, as well as their desire to honor the industry men and women of this area. Thank you to Janie Stine LaCroix for your beautiful design and work on this piece, as well as Tim Flavin Construction for the installation of the statue. Finally, huge thanks to the industry men and women who do so much for this community. Their work in the industry, as well as their countless number of volunteer hours are part of what makes SWLA so special!! If you find yourself downtown this weekend, take some time to stop by the statue (located directly across from the Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank )

Video work done by the VERY talented Harp Films !! Thank you so much for capturing the installation of this beautiful piece of art.

Paramount Room
01/08/2020

Paramount Room

Got engaged over the holidays?? Give us a call! Let's get the wedding planning started.

Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank
12/19/2019

Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank

We can't thank you enough SWLA !! It is an absolute honor and privilege to house some of the most memorable events of the year for many folks around our city! We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season! Cheers to more memorable events in 2020!!!

Historic Cash and Carry Building
12/02/2019

Historic Cash and Carry Building

Congratulations to the Easts! We Wish you a lifetime of happiness!! What a beautiful day! Ryan Fogleman Occasions

Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank
10/29/2019

Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank

We love seeing our couples celebrate anniversaries!!! Happy eight years Sarabeth J. Price and Josh Price ❀️❀️❀️

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09/13/2019

πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

BANKING on wins from the home teams this weekend πŸ˜‰
πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ GEAUX POKES! GEAUX TIGERS!

How about a nice low light moody pic for this rainy day?!πŸ“Έ Martindale Media Group
08/23/2019

How about a nice low light moody pic for this rainy day?!
πŸ“Έ Martindale Media Group

08/16/2019
Empire

Another weekend, another great party! Anyone recognize any of the FABULOUS parties?? #empire#weekend#marrylocal#partylocal

Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank
08/08/2019

Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY to this magical day at the Empire!! This special building can take on so many forms. #potterprom2k19

Thursday wedding? You got it! Thankful this bride capitalized on the amazing weather we've had the past two days!! Sara ...
07/26/2019

Thursday wedding? You got it! Thankful this bride capitalized on the amazing weather we've had the past two days!! Sara Lasher Weddings & Events Paradise Florist #marrylocal #thursday

Excited for a Thursday wedding like #weekdaycake #noshame #herdresstho

The Listening Room Lake Charles
07/22/2019

The Listening Room Lake Charles

We cannot say enough good things about The Tugboats performance last Friday night at The Listening Room Lake Charles !! They brought the πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯. Thank you guys so much for your song selections, musicianship, and entertainment! What a show!! Do NOT miss a chance to see these local talents!! #thetugboats

Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank
07/17/2019

Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank

WOW WOW WOW!!! We can't say enough "wow's" for this one! What a beautiful wedding for Bayne Smith and Brittany Smith ! We wish you two a lifetime of happiness and love!! Also, big thanks to these stellar LOCAL vendors who work their magic each week in our venues.Such great work from Sara Lasher Weddings & Events , Occasions , Paradise Florist , Chris Brennan Photo , Cajun Cafe, Deep South Productions . We appreciate you folks.

The Listening Room Lake Charles: The TUGBOATS
07/15/2019
The Listening Room Lake Charles: The TUGBOATS

The Listening Room Lake Charles: The TUGBOATS

The Listening Room features some of the Lake Area's finest musicians, singers, songwriters, and storytellers in an intimate setting where we connect the artist with the audience. Located at the Historic Cash & Carry Building in downtown Lake Charles, it is our goal to create a space that is all abou...

Address

844 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA
70601-5917

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(337) 310-0405

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Thanks so much to Empire of The Seed, LLC for allowing the SMCS Vikings to use The Paramount Room for our first Elementary Christmas Program in two years! We are so grateful to be able to gather once again to celebrate the wonderful students and families of St. Margaret. #VikingPride #christmas2021
TW: tragedy/ loss It is with my deepest condolences that I share this wedding trailer today. There are no words that will make this any easier, so with permission of the bride I am posting this film to give attention to their GoFundMe, and to the beautiful memory of Charles Manuel Jr. CJ tragically passed in a motorcycle accident last week. This video was filmed only two months ago. Please leave kind words below if you cannot donate, and please share! LINK: https://www.gofundme.com/f/funeral-and-expenses-for-cj-manuel?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=m_pd%20share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR3QlIEPZg10i8t_2s6qra8EwAogMBLnvQ6gQ25SHW3ZJ_eSlHrAppWGhEs Vendors: Photo @Nowlens Photo Co. Venue: Empire of The Seed, LLC Lauren Manuel
Happy Friday!β˜€οΈEnjoy this beautiful sunrise along with Resiliency Stories from restaurants and businesses in the Lake Area! #RebuildSWLA View stories here: rebuildingswla.org Buffi's Peaux Boys Rikenjaks Brewing Company L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino - Lake Charles Empire of The Seed, LLC
JUST 1 MORE WEEK UNTIL WERE BACK NOVEMBER 10th!!! 801 Enterprise Blvd & Broad St. 3:30 pm senior shop 4:00 - 6:00 pm general shop Help us get the word out and share this post! 🧑πŸ”₯🧑πŸ”₯ Come join us for some community time! Its been a while but lets get back to the basics! Thank you vendors for being so dedicated to our city!! We love you! Nov 10th vendors: Hillcrest Creamery Rubins Veggies Paws Up Carolyns Jams and Jellies Father’s Espresso Piacere Pizza Nancys Kitchen Santa Rita Honey Garcias Tamales The Healing Begins Helen Street Bakery Bayou Beef M&m farms Dianas Cakes Plante de leu microgreens Southern Vitality Soul Sisters Gracious Blessings Rosaries I’ll update the list as I get updated! If your wanting to be a vendor please inbox me! Big thanks to Empire of The Seed, LLC and David Richard along with Mr Rick and Mrs Donna. We’re grateful to have such a beautiful building to share our passions and wonderful supporters that make it possible to serve our city! #lakecharlesstrong #supportdowntown #northlakecharles #restorerebuildhandinhand #gratefulthankfulblessed #weloveourcommunity #lakecharlesfarmersmarket #cashandcarryfarmersmarket
We are proud to have examples of our work across businesses in Southwest Louisiana. From planning to ex*****on, our award-winning team will exceed your expectations and provide your business with colorful curb appeal! Thank you, Empire of The Seed, LLC, for trusting Landscape Management to provide the highest quality landscape to your business, The Phoenix Building. #LandscapeManagement #BeautifyYourBusiness
I'm so excited for the next couple of months coming up. I have events and bookings every weekend starting September 8th, all the way through November 2nd at several different venues. Plus, I booked my first company Christmas party for the year. Next year is looking great too. Have your booked your DJ yet? Call or message me to book your wedding, anniversary, Christmas party, Mardi Gras ball or birthday party. Magnolia House Events Oak Crossing Empire of The Seed, LLC Enchanted Elegance Event Center #nomaddjent #djlife #weddingdj #partydj
What an awesome piece of history outside the Empire of The Seed, LLC Phoenix Building!