On May 27, 1997 David Alvis opened Country Tavern in Shreveport. He has now been involved in the restaurant business for seventeen years. In August of 2006 he brought his talents to the city of Bossier when he opened Texas Street Tavern, now known as Texas Street Steakhouse, his unique steak and seafood restaurant recognized for its fine dining, yet casual and intimate atmosphere. But this was only the beginning of an empire David continues to expand throughout Bossier City.
In December of 2007 Silver Star Smokehouse made its debut shortly followed by the opening of his catering facility, The Venue, in 2008, both of which were located on Benton Road. In November of 2011 David also acquired Kelly’s Place, a seafood restaurant in Haughton. Since 2007 overall sales have increased fivefold.
In April of 2011 David purchased the vacant property and abandoned building located at the corner of I20, I220, and Highway 80. A few months later this became the new location for the famous barbeque served at Silver Star Smokehouse. He transformed what was once a shut down, uninhibited property into a beautifully landscaped, thriving business place, which provided job opportunities galore. While David’s staff was once comprised of only thirty employees he now has about one hundred and fifty.
David has continued to acquire the land surrounding Silver Star Smokehouse and currently owns 12 acres. The Stage, believed to be the finest entertainment and concert venue in Louisiana, will soon conclude it’s initial construction. The Stage will open on March first ready to accommodate approximately seven hundred patrons. Of course, plans for further development are already in progress; eventually, The Stage will accommodate events for as many as five thousand.