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Cafe Sydnie Mae launches "Neighbors helping Neighbors" project

Features new business every week
Posted at 6:26 PM, Apr 16, 2020

Downtown businesses might be closed in Breaux Bridge, but one owner launched a new project called "neighbors helping neighbors" to get their inventory off the shelves.

“ I tried to figure out a way to help support the businesses by adding their items to our website, something like an impulse item," said owner David Puckett.

David Puckett's restaurant has been staying busy with pick up orders and wanted to bring attention to neighboring businesses that aren't able to open their doors.

“Our friends here in Breaux Bridge, the merchants here could use our help. That’s when I brought those two together by promoting their products on our website," said Puckett.

The plan is to feature products of a new business every week. The focus this week is on the Natures Link Wellness Center. Owner Kris Devillier says she's been in business since 2001, and the fight to keep a business up and running is much harder than back then.

“It was word of mouth. It was how you collaborate on one with relationships with people like the Cajun culture is so used to doing versus now we have to more vulnerable and put ourselves out on Facebook to get noticed," said Devillier.

Devillier is very appreciative of the opportunity to feature her items and says David’s idea has the potential to help a lot of people.

“ Especially places that are shut down. That’s a huge marketing tool, and it just really brings a light to the community," said Devillier.