The Cash and Carry Building

801 Enterprise Boulevard, Lake Charles, LA 70601

The Cash & Carry building, or the “Cash Grocery & Sales” building as it was once known, is a faithfully restored, 9,600 square-foot warehouse built in the 1930s to house what has been described as the “Sam’s Club” for small grocery businesses. Wholesale goods were sold to local businesses; however, it was eventually opened for retail consumers before it was abandoned.

Designed by Dunn & Quinn, well known architects who designed nearly 2,000 schools, banks, churches and public facilities, the original plans called for a sturdy, utilitarian building featuring a clerestory (skylight) for light and ventilation.

The building was closed in 1992 and was put on the Eleven Most Endangered Sites List by the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society. The Cash & Carry was one of the buildings in a program sponsored by a grant from the National Park Service and the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development for Fifth Graders called “Vanishing History” that studied its architectural detail.

Rick and Donna Richard “rescued” the property in 2007. Two short years later, the Louisiana Trust for Historical Preservation bestowed the 2009 Honor Award as a special award for its preservation. The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.

Address, capacity and amenities details, as well as images of the Cash & Carry building, can be found in our online brochure by clicking HERE. We also post images from events at the Cash & Carry on our Facebook page.

801 Enterprise Boulevard, Lake Charles, LA 70601

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For long term leasing information contact:
Tommy Eastman, [email protected]

For event rental information contact:
Ashley Gatte, [email protected]