New Rouses Market location opens on Florida Boulevard Thursday morning
BATON ROUGE - Residents in north Baton Rouge can expect a new local grocery store.
Rouses Market is opening a new location at the intersection of Florida Boulevard and North Ardenwood Drive. The grand opening was Thursday at 8 a.m. and customers lined up for hours to be among the first inside.
“We absolutely understand the importance and need for this store,” says Donny Rouse, CEO. "Access to fresh, affordable food is critical to a community’s growth.”
North Baton Rouge is considered a food desert: an area where fresh food is impossible or difficult to access for a majority of the community. The store will also employ 200 people in full- and part-time positions.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Upcoming legislation pushes for low income families to opt for healthier food...
Baton Rouge Zoo could regain national accreditation later this month
Property owners still searching for answers after being rattled by Donaldsonville pump...
Parent who says daughter has been attacked twice caused Istrouma High police...
Abandoned Eden Park Elementary School unsecured, raises safety concerns in community