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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Shine on La Marque: Authentic New Orleans Cuisine at The Bourbon Bayou Food Truck at Gulfway Plaza

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Please nominate your favorite local business for a free Shine On La Marque business spotlight video! To submit requests or recommendations for a Shine On La Marque, email cmartin@cityoflamarque.org, call 409-938-9255 or text 409-795-0165.

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September 3, 2021 - The Bourbon Bayou Food Truck

The Bourbon Bayou Food Truck

The Bourbon Bayou, LLC opened earlier this summer, and my oh my - the food is delicious! And we love this local family. 

Deshanda and Kendrick Barrow brought authentic New Orleans cuisine to Texas by way of their food truck at 11001 Delany Road inside the Gulfway Plaza shopping center. They do catering, too! 

Food truck hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 6:00 p.m. Call ahead at 409-771-2394. Tomorrow, Saturday, September 4, 2021, they will be at the car show at Carbide Park. 

If you haven't stopped by yet, please do! We're so excited to welcome another new restaurant to our city. 

August 18, 2021 - Gulf Coast Direct Auto Sales

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Jeff and Vicki Grace are the proud owners of Gulf Coast Direct Auto Sales in the City of La Marque. They sell used cars and trucks, specializing in older model diesels and Jeep Wranglers. Vicki said they help customers find all types of vehicles. "If you want it, we can get it." 

The couple moved their business to La Marque in 2015, and they've been growing ever since. They sell nationwide, but customers right here in Galveston County have always been their biggest supporters. 

Reputation is important to them, and they've built their business off repeat customers and referrals. Call 832-864-3064 or swing by 10514 FM 1764 and check out the inventory. Shine on La Marque is brought to you by La Marque Economic Development Corporation and produced Clear Life Media. 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - Mainland Pawn and Jewelry 

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Since 1974, Mike and Betty Holcomb have been the proud owner-operators of Mainland Pawn And Jewelry on the corner of Highway 3 and Texas Avenue in the City of La Marque.

Shopping? Mainland Pawn has new and preowned jewelry and firearms, plus tools, lawn equipment, video game systems, televisions, and more. Betty and Mike offer custom jewelry design and watch repairs, too. If you're looking to sell or pawn, swing by. The Holcombs promise a confidential and secure experience with exceptional customer service. 

Follow Mainland Pawn on Facebook and Instagram for updates, call 409-935-6673 or stop by 106 Highway 3 in La Marque. 

Shine on La Marque is brought to you by La Marque Economic Development Corporation and produced by our friends at Clear Life Media. 


Thursday, July 22, 2021 - Executive Chair Barber Shop Shines in La Marque

Executive Chair Barber Shop Shines in La Marque

Looking for a new barber? Go see Executive Chair Barber Shop, located at 5291 FM 2004 STE B in La Marque. Get a cut and shave, watch the game and unwind after a long day. 

This barbershop and lounge recently opened on La Marque's west side and offers customers a luxurious experience. Owner Robert Anderson promises relaxation at its finest. Call 409-797-4058 for details. The full-service barbershop is open Thursday - Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Customers can choose between packages, ranging from $30 to $65, including a steamed towel shave, a heated neck pillow, a facial massage, and wax peel and scalp massage. 

The lounge is open late and serves cocktails, including sidecars, margaritas, and martinis. The barbershop and lounge are in separate but adjacent spaces. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for events and specials.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - Since 1946 Crescent Electric has Helped La Marque Shine

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Crescent Electric and Industrial I&E is a full-service electrical contractor offering commercial, residential and industrial electrical services. They have been serving La Marque and the Galveston County community since 1946. 

Crescent is a major employer in the City of La Marque, and the Industrial I&E segment of their business is tailored specifically to the nearby petrochemical industry. From their location at 1319 1st Street, their crews can be anywhere in the County in about 20 minutes. Grady Mack said there's no job too big or too small for Crescent Electric. 

The City of La Marque shops local, too -- Crescent has worked with the City on installing new lamp posts in the downtown area and electrical improvements at our parks. Please call them at 409-935-2416 for your electrical needs and keep supporting this longtime La Marque business. 

Shine on La Marque is brought to you by La Marque Economic Development Corporation and produced by Clear Life Media.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - More than just horse feed at Joe's Country Store in La Marque, Texas 

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Joe's Country Store is a family-owned and operated business off FM 1764 in the City of La Marque. Stop by to pick up tack and feed, pet food and treats, and boutique items from western bling to metal art. They've got products for lawn and garden, too, like mosquito and pest solutions that are safe for kids and pets. 

Momma Donna says people love shopping at Joe's because nostalgia of simpler times hits you as you walk through the door. Poppa Joe can help you figure out what's eating your plants, and Daughter Courtney posts about the annual exotic hibiscus sale and what's new at the store on Facebook. 

They are open from 8:30 a.m to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. On Sundays, hours are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Swing by 10515 FM1764 Santa Fe, TX 77510, or call 409-316-9496 and get to know this family. Shop local. It matters. Shine on La Marque is brought to you by La Marque Economic Development Corporation

See all our past episodes at shine.LMEDC.com.


Please nominate your favorite local business for Shine On La Marque.

La Marque Economic Development Corporation developed a business spotlight video series called Shine On La Marque to spread awareness about businesses within the La Marque city limits and encourage our citizens to shop local.There is only one rule- the business must operate within our city limits. To submit requests or recommendations for a Shine On La Marque, email cmartin@cityoflamarque.org, call 409-938-9255 or text 409-795-0165.

The videos are professionally produced in partnership with Clear Life Media. There is no cost to the business owner for the commercials, all that is covered by LMEDC.

Videos are shared on social media including the City of La Marque's Facebook, YouTube, NextDoor and Twitter accounts. Featured businesses are encouraged to use the spotlights for marketing on their own websites and social media accounts.


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