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In a cozy little duplex in Beauregard Town, Tess Brunet runs a neighborhood record store.
The Houma native opened the store with her partner Patrick -- he’s from Maine. And he’s the one who came up with the name, Lagniappe Records.
“He was so enamored by South Louisiana and New Orleans and he’s discovering all these things about this region and you know Lagniappe is you know it’s normal to me I know what that is, people anywhere else besides here they see that word and they’re like ‘how do you say that?" she jokes. "He fell in love with this area.”
After touring the country as a musician, Brunet landed in New Orleans, but she kept being drawn back to Baton Rouge.