Soon after moving to Lafayette for a job at a law firm, Bryan Dupree came across a group of French tourists downtown.

Dupree, who speaks French fluently, answered a few questions for the tourists but couldn’t help them find a place to purchase a postcard.

“This sort of light bulb went off,” Dupree said. “And I thought, ‘We’ll create a place where you can buy a postcard.'”

The concept has expanded considerably since that November day last year.

Now, it’s blossomed into Beausoleil Books and The Whisper Room, a bookstore and speakeasy-style bar set to open in October at 302A Jefferson St. The 3,000-square-foot storefront most recently housed Cloves Indian Café.

Read the rest of Megan Wyatt’s article at The Advocate.

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