Downtown has served as the gateway to Lafayette, as well as a place for local business to thrive. For William Atkinson,
it is the home for his
business, Recycled Cycles of Acadiana; Downtown is where Lafayette comes to ride.
"Bikes are the perfect thing for Downtown living, and the Tribune
building at Parc Sans Souci was the perfect space for us to open our shop. Even
after the remodel, it kept its character and history. The first day was like I
was here for 50 years."