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Holy Trinity New Owner of Vacant Bus Station Property | News

SHREVEPORT, La – The vacant downtown Greyhound Bus Station property is under new ownership.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church has announced the purchase of the bus station located on Fannin Street across from the church parking lot.

The church will work with the Diocese of Shreveport and the newly formed committees to investigate potential uses for the property, Rev. Duane C. Tombetta said in a letter to church members.

Tombetta said they would keep “unique mid-century architecture and its historical significance to our city” in mind.

The old bus station building, built in 1947, contains 12,600 square feet of space. It once housed the bus station, ticket office, restaurant, freight operations and administrative offices. It was released in November 2017 when Greyhound moved to the Sportran Intermodal Terminal on Murphy Street.

“The new real estate acquisition represents an exceptional strategic opportunity for our downtown parish. In the densely developed downtown Shreveport, opportunities for expansion of adjoining properties are not common. Our first goal was to acquire while it was still a possibility, ”said Trombetta.

The Shreveport Downtown Development Authority said the property has been on the market for several years and has been reviewed by many, with plans ranging from a performance space to a restaurant / bar.