Louisiana Traveler - Lloyd's Country Store - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Louisiana Traveler - Lloyd's Country Store

Owners Allen and Pamela Seal Owners Allen and Pamela Seal
WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) -

Spend a little time in an old building 318 Phillips Road in Westlake and you're immediately transported back in time. Lloyd's Country Store was actually an old home on the road between Westlake and Moss Bluff, but has been transformed into an antiques mecca. It's owned by Allen and Pamela Seal and was named after Allen's father.

"You know it started out as just a hobby for us," said Pamela. "I mean, it still really is. But I'm just amazed at how people are just attracted to the simpler time of life. They just love the nostalgia."

Allen said some of his inventory is actually donated.

"They just kind of like don't want to see it go to the curb," said Allen. "They want to put it back in the system. They say, will you take this? I tell them, 'Hey, I'm going to sell this.' They say, 'I just didn't want to see it out to the trash.' "

'There's a lot of nostalgia at Lloyd's including old metal signs for GULF No-Nox gasoline and Esso gas pumps. It's a trip down memory lane.

"They'll see things in the store that may be from their childhood or maybe from their grandparent's house," said Pamela. "It really brings back a lot of memories. It's fun. Then when they leave it's like going back to the future. Back to their everyday life."

Lloyd's also rent kayaks to use on the nearby Calcasieu River. They're open the first and third Friday and Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., or by appointment.  For information, call 337-540-3925.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Hometown Hero - Edward Wilcox

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:11 AM EDT2017-07-20 12:11:40 GMT
    Ed WilcoxEd Wilcox

    A DeQuincy businessman has the distinction of being one of the first National Guard members to represent his town. It had been five years since World War 2 and Ed Wilcox found himself serving his country in the National Guard.  Wilcox was too young to serve in the war, but felt the guard could keep him trained. "We went to training, Fort Polk and everywhere else," said Wilcox. "Learned to shoot. Learned how to walk. Laughs. How to march."  Wilcox becam...

    More >>

    A DeQuincy businessman has the distinction of being one of the first National Guard members to represent his town. It had been five years since World War 2 and Ed Wilcox found himself serving his country in the National Guard.  Wilcox was too young to serve in the war, but felt the guard could keep him trained. "We went to training, Fort Polk and everywhere else," said Wilcox. "Learned to shoot. Learned how to walk. Laughs. How to march."  Wilcox becam...

    More >>
  • UPDATE: Police identify man who died in Sulphur City Jail

    UPDATE: Police identify man who died in Sulphur City Jail

    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:21 AM EDT2017-07-20 11:21:04 GMT
    (Source: Dignity Memorial)(Source: Dignity Memorial)

    Police have confirmed a man died earlier this week inside the Sulphur City Jail. According to Mel Estess, spokesman for the Sulphur Police Department, the man was arrested Tuesday, put in a cell alone, and died. Police are not giving any word on how he died or releasing his identity. The coroner's report is not complete according to Estess. KPLC will update this story as more information becomes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    Police have confirmed a man died earlier this week inside the Sulphur City Jail. According to Mel Estess, spokesman for the Sulphur Police Department, the man was arrested Tuesday, put in a cell alone, and died. Police are not giving any word on how he died or releasing his identity. The coroner's report is not complete according to Estess. KPLC will update this story as more information becomes available. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • What's Going Around: roseola

    What's Going Around: roseola

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:56 AM EDT2017-07-20 10:56:57 GMT
    Roseola is a generally mild infection caused by two strains of herpes virus. (Source: KPLC)Roseola is a generally mild infection caused by two strains of herpes virus. (Source: KPLC)

    A common strain of the herpes virus is causing What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports almost every child will contract roseola at some point, and there is no treatment for the infection. 

    More >>

    A common strain of the herpes virus is causing What's Going Around this week. KPLC's Britney Glaser reports almost every child will contract roseola at some point, and there is no treatment for the infection. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly