8-year-old Bossier Parish scholar donates her personal cash to united manner for others to have college provides

BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTAL / KMSS) – Eight-year-old Milla S., who is en route to third grade from Suncity in Bossier City, has donated all of her money to United Way. She said she wanted to make sure that less fortunate students are able to get school supplies.

During the drive-thru vaccine at Airline High on Friday, Bossier Schools were on site to accept donations for school supplies as part of the United Way “Fill the Bus” campaign.

Milla said she raised all her money while doing chores. Those who came with her said she was taught to always have a giving heart.

“I’m really excited because I just want these kids out there to have good school supplies like other people because they shouldn’t be treated any differently,” she told KTAL / KMSS.

All donations go to the students of the Bossier parish. The combined route will be tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the vaccine clinic of the airline High.

You can also donate to Walmart on Airline Drive on Saturday.

Surge Leisure by Drew Brees to open heart in Pierre Bossier Mall

BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) – The Pierre Bossier Mall will soon be home to Drew Brees’ Surge Entertainment Center.

This is the third entertainment center to open in the past two years. The center will offer family activities along with a full restaurant.

Entertainment at existing Surge Entertainment by Drew Brees locations includes upscale traditional and VIP bowling, high-tech arcades and prize shops, immersive sports simulators, multi-story laser tag arenas, hanging rope gardens, soft play areas, ninja obstacle courses, rock climbing, the Surge Prime Bistreaux Restaurants and large full-service bars with 22-foot HD screens surrounded by large-screen TVs for sports coverage. The Bossier City location is expected to offer a selection of these entertainment options, along with a few surprises.

The Bossier City facility will have several private rooms for events, including the Surge VIP room, which is equipped with bowling lanes.

“We are committed to delivering great family experiences and I am excited to bring our unique entertainment brand to families and residents of the greater Shreveport / Bossier City area,” said Drew Brees in a press release.

The Bossier City location is anchored by the Surge Prime Bistreaux restaurant.

Surge Prime Bistreaux offers fresh, chef-prepared cuisine with a variety of starters, salads, sandwiches, pizza specialties and other homemade products with a Louisiana flair. Surge Entertainment by Drew Brees is committed to providing healthy, delicious food and drinks that are a welcome addition to the overall entertainment experience.

As stated in the press release, the new company is expected to create over 100 jobs in Shreveport-Bossier City.

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Building plows forward on Surge Leisure Middle at struggling Pierre Bossier Mall | Information

BOSSIER CITY, La – Work on the new Surge Entertainment Center in the Pierre Bossier Mall continues, although the future of the complex is unclear.

Saints quarterback legend Drew Brees is one of Surge’s main supporters. Bossier City will be the company’s 15th location in the south. The centers offer arcade games, bowling, golf simulators, trampolines, ropes and obstacle courses, and more – plus restaurant service.

It will go to the former Virginia College on the south side of the mall. Construction workers clean up what was in there. Then comes the planning and construction phase of the Surge Entertainment Center on the 60,000 square meter area.

RJ Lux, vice president of Armstrong Builders, says the goal is to open in December. That gives hope to the dealers who are still in the mall. There are 70 seats. The mall only seems to be about 50 percent full.

But Surge gives mall traders hope.

“I don’t think Drew Brees would have invested millions in Virginia College’s property in the mall – the millions he spent and plans to spend, I’ve heard – if the mall actually went down,” said Tim Atkins, the manager by Quilt World & More.

According to manager Michael Gatch, H&J Music is moving from its current location to a larger space within the mall. He’s also optimistic about a surge from Surge.

“They bring a great clientele who can expand the mall. You will have the experience of parents who don’t want to be there all the time, waiting for their children to come over and come around with us, “said Gatch.

The downward trend in stationary retail and the pandemic have caused setbacks for the almost 40-year-old shopping center. According to reports, the foreclosure will come again.

Atkins says this happened in 2009. But he’s not worried that the mall might close.

“The bank takes it. They’re selling it to a new real estate company. It happened in the past. I don’t see why that shouldn’t happen again,” Atkins said.

“Foreclosure doesn’t mean closure,” added Gatch. “We look forward to the future and hope that we can make the mall a success.”

KTBS 3 News phoned no responses to comments from Pierre Bossier Mall, its owner Brookfield Properties of New York, or Surge Entertainment.

The Surge Entertainment Center’s other Louisiana properties are in West Monroe, Lafayette, and Metairie.