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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.