Rouses set to open new store in north Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Rouses Markets plans to open a new store in north Baton Rouge, the company announced on Monday, May 23.
The store will be located at the corner of Florida Boulevard and North Ardenwood Drive.
“It was clear the community was in need of a fresh food retailer closer to home,” said Donny Rouse, CEO. “One that would stick around and become ingrained in the local neighborhood. Community and city-parish leaders expressed they were looking for a retailer who would be as committed to North Baton Rouge as they are. We put down roots in every neighborhood we serve. We have long-established community ties all over the Gulf Coast.”
“We are excited by the announcement of Rouses Markets planning to open a grocery store at Florida Boulevard and North Ardenwood Drive,” said Mayor Sharon Weston Broome. “This investment demonstrates the impact of revitalization efforts in that area, including the new Amazon facility. Identifying a viable location for a new grocery store was part of an ongoing endeavor to bring more options to food deserts in Baton Rouge. Rouses Markets has been in conversation with our office since 2017 around our grocery store initiative. We are proud they saw the value in the Florida Boulevard corridor and acted swiftly. The collaboration involved my office, Councilman Cleve Dunn, Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Build Baton Rouge and North Baton Rouge Economic Development District. This is a major step towards grocery solutions in our disinvested communities and we will continue to work towards even more options for our residents.”
Groundbreaking is scheduled for July 2022. The store is slated to open in the summer of 2023.
Click here to report a typo.
Copyright 2022 WAFB. All rights reserved.