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Iron Shop Provisions
7/3/2018 3:07:46 PM
Iron Shop Provisions

A lot of new businesses are popping up around the Lake Area. One of the most unique is Iron Shop Provisions, which Josh and Erin Guillory recently opened on Broad St. in downtown Lake Charles.

The storefront is filled with men’s clothing, boots, and accessories – along with a really sharp sports car and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. What makes this business so distinctive is that there’s a huge workshop behind the retail space where Josh Guillory now does his iron work. 

"Josh has been working with iron since his high school years,” Erin explains. "He’s been running his own welding shop (Custom Iron by Josh) for the past 14 years. The studio is now located in the back of the retail and showroom. Customers can observe the metal work while sampling our new store’s locally roasted coffee.”

What prompted the couple to open this unique business? "Josh always had trouble finding clothing he loved in Lake Charles, and while we were shopping at a favorite boutique out of town, the idea came to mind,” she says.  "We discussed it and realized that if he had that problem, then other men must, too.”

Erin has a marketing degree and had a job in sales before she began to work with Josh and their company in February 2016.  The new business is something that is right up her alley.

"We offer curated products, items that are well made with an intent and purpose,” she says. "Our clothing ranges from seasonal swimming trunks to raw denim and button-ups. Our accessories include handcrafted leather wallets, leather boots, waxed canvas utility rolls, backpacks, and totes, as well as sunglasses. At Iron Shop Provisions, you’ll also find apothecary items such as rosemary beard oil and hand-poured soy candles in the scent of Louisiana Moss.” 

They are also excited to work with another local business, Acadian Coffee Roasters. "They came up with three different coffee blends exclusive to our shop,” Erin says. 

So what are their long-range plans? "Overall, we want to be successful and enjoy our new business!” Erin says.  "We will have events like cook-offs, bike nights, and music nights, creating a casual atmosphere for customers to shop. As this brings us new people, we’ll form relationships with the customers and make sure we provide clothing and accessories they are proud to wear.”

Iron Shop Provisions is located at 625 Broad St. and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

For more information, go to their Facebook page or give them a call at (337) 794-4122.
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