U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, today announced Red Arrow Workshop and Coco Eros’ Boutique, both of Lafayette, La., as Small Businesses of the Week, and will be submitting them into the official Congressional Record.
“It is my honor to recognize two very special small businesses from Lafayette, as we remember the memory and legacy of Jillian Johnson and Mayci Breaux who lost their lives at the Grand 16 Movie Theater shooting last week,” said Vitter. “Lafayette has shown an incredibly strong sense of support and fellowship in the wake of the tragedy, and supporting our local small businesses will only strengthen and further unify the Lafayette community.”
In 2012 Jillian Johnson and her husband Jason Brown opened Red Arrow Workshop in Lafayette’s River Ranch Market. Red Arrow Workshop offers a variety of American-made, fair trade, handmade, and eco-friendly gifts and apparel – including hard-to-find items from Louisiana artists. After two successful years in Lafayette, the two had opened a second location on Magazine Street in New Orleans.
In 2009 fashion enthusiasts Monica Broussard and Emily Adams opened Coco Eros’ Boutique in Lafayette to share their love of clothing and accessories with local customers. The locally-owned shop prides itself on its friendly and personable shopping experience and hand-picked collection of jewelry and apparel. Mayci Breaux – a victim of the July 23, 2015 shooting at the Grand 16 Movie Theatre in Lafayette – had been an employee of Coco Eros’ Boutique.
Earlier this week, Vitter and Sen. Bill Cassidy introduced a Senate Resolution condemning the Lafayette Theater Shooting.