Family of theater shooting victim Jillian Johnson announces shop closure

Submitted to KLFY by Jason Brown

Jillian Johnson is pictured in July 2014 in Red Arrow Workshop with her husband, Jason

Lafayette, La. (KLFY) “Since the July 2015 death of my wife, Jillian Johnson, I’ve struggled through many aspects of my life, including running this shop.

We created the business more than 5 years ago and were humbled by how well it was received. We watched it grow from nothing more than a couple of tables in a market tent to two beautiful brick and mortar shops in New Orleans and Lafayette.

I knew it would be an incredible challenge to continue operating it without Jillian, who was a visionary that kept me both motivated and inspired. I had hoped that in the past year and a half I would one day wake up with a little clarity on how best to proceed but I’m afraid that I’m no closer to working that out.

So, I’m sorry to announce that this will be the company’s last holiday season. We’ll be shutting the doors in both Lafayette and New Orleans after Christmas.

I hope you’ll come out and support us during our final month. And please know that your love and support, in both the good times and bad, has been so incredibly beautiful. So thank you. You are all so very wonderful.”


Jason and the Red Arrow team.

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